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Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy

Chiropractic is a hands on form of treatment that aims to facilitate optimal body function. There is almost no better time to get Chiropractic care than when you are pregnant! Read on to find out why.

 

What happens to your body during Pregnancy?

When we think about the day to day strain we put our bodies through – lifting toddlers, working at a desk, housework, you name it, we can see that often we do a lot of repetitive movements day to day. This can cause a so called “repetitive strain pattern” in the body. Certain tissues become tighter or shortened to make those familiar movements easier. Your body is pretty clever, it is always trying to find an easier way to do things!

When pregnant, your body all of a sudden goes through major changes thanks to your hormones and of course a growing baby. Add on top these strains that your body usually tolerates pretty well but now they can feel like a big deal, leaving you feeling uncomfortable at best and in a bit of pain at worst.

 

 

 

Why choose Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy?

 

Chiropractic  care is a natural and safe way to maintain your health and wellbeing throughout your pregnancy. It is important however to find a good Chiropractor. Look for one that is registered with AHPRA and has taken a special interest in treating women during pregnancy.

It is important that your chiropractor has completed extra learning in pregnancy and postpartum care. This means they have the tools to assist you during your pregnancy and alleviate pregnancy related complaints. Ultimately balance is created within your body and making your pregnancy as comfortable as possible.

 

When should I see a Chiropractor during my pregnancy?

 

You can come in for treatment any time through pregnancy for any symptoms that you may be having, from headaches to back pain to swollen feet. Usually we will see you once a month through the first and second trimesters. We ramp up around the same time as your other appointments moving to every 2 weeks in your third trimester and then from 36 weeks onwards we will have weekly sessions.

 

Do I need to be in pain to see a Chiropractor during pregnancy?

 

The answer is no, you don’t. Regular chiropractic sessions can also be used to prevent problems from arising in the first place. Chances are at some stage during your pregnancy your body will start protesting a little and prevention is better than cure. You can start your sessions at any time during your pregnancy.

 

Chiropractic PregnancyWhat is a Chiropractic session like?

 

Every Chiropractic session will be tailored to you individually. We will work on optimising your alignment and treat any pain or discomfort you have. We also use “optimal maternal positioning” techniques that balance your pelvis and uterine ligaments to make sure you are balanced and moving was well as possible leading up to your big day – the birth!

 

Is Chiropractic covered by my Private Health Fund or Medicare?

 

Most Private Health Funds do cover Chiropractic if you have an “Extras” cover. Please refer to your own policy to make sure you’re covered or give your health fund a call.

If you have a Chronic Disease, you might be able to get a referral for chiropractic treatment from your GP under a Chronic Disease Management Plan. This rebate covers part of your fees.

 

How can I make an appointment?

 

You can book your Pregnancy Chiropractic appointment here or you can give us a call on 0414 067 874.