© 2019 by Dr. Jana Perdijk, Dainfern Chiropractic Care

Pregnancy

During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for creating the perfect environment for the developing baby. Protruding abdomen and increased back curve, pelvic changes and postural adaptations.

It is important to maintain pelvic balance and alignment during pregnancy to optimize the room a baby has for growth throughout pregnancy. Any misalignment in the pelvis may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby, which could also cause difficulty for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. This could affect the mother’s ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth.

Other benefits of Chiropractic care during pregnancy include relieving back, neck or joint pain related to pregnancy and reducing the time of labour and delivery. The nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems, including the reproductive system. By keeping the spine aligned, it helps the entire body work more effectively, thus ensuring a healthy pregnancy.