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Healthy Pregnancy and Wellness for Mom and Baby

Congratulations!  This is a very exciting time for you and your family. We understand how important achieving a healthy pregnancy and wellness are for you and your child.

Over the last few years, it is becoming more and more obvious the connection between chiropractic care and achieving a healthy pregnancy. Chiropractic care, as it relates to pregnancy, involves an optimally working nervous system which will help both mother and child.

Let’s explore the four specific stages of a healthy pregnancy and it’s direct connection with chiropractic care.

Pregnancy and chiropractic care

Many pregnant patients often report shorter, more pleasant deliveries when they receive chiropractic care.

Pre-Conception: Chiropractic care can prepare the body for carrying; making it strong, balanced and supple.

Pregnancy: During pregnancy regular chiropractic care can appeal to a mom’s desire to a more natural approach to better health.

Labor and Birth: Chiropractic care may help with optimal biomechanics, including functioning of the hips and spine, which may reduce the need for interventions during labor and birth.

After Birth: Natural births can even stress a baby’s spine which may be a problem during breastfeeding.  If your baby has a subluxation caused by the birthing process, your baby may be unable to comfortably turn his or her head to one side, thus interfering with the natural breastfeeding process.

That being said take a deep breath and relax!

Our well trained physicians use special methods to make adjustments safe and comfortable for you and your child.

We’d be honored to walk alongside you through this wonderful and exciting time.

Please contact us at (905) 835-1303 and schedule your no obligation appointment today!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Will adjustments hurt my baby?
    Of course not. This is a common concern among parents who mistakenly think their child will receive adjustments like the ones they receive. Not only are adjusting techniques modified for each person’s size and unique spinal problem, an infant’s spine rarely has the long-standing muscle tightness seen in adults. This makes the energy needed to adjust a child’s spine considerably less than an adult’s does.

  • Will adjustments make my spine too loose?
    No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. This allows weakened muscles and ligaments to stabilize and heal.

  • Pregnancy is natural. Why would I need chiropractic?
    Being born is a natural phenomenon. It’s what we’ve done to the birth process that has become increasingly suspect. In hospitals, birth is often treated like a disease. A newborn’s introduction to the world is often accompanied by a severe drop in temperature, loud noises and other insensitivities. The administration of drugs and anesthesia can have a profound effect on a newborn.

  • Will my medical doctor approve?
    First, you don’t need anyone’s approval to seek a chiropractic opinion about health issues affecting your child! The judgment of another health care expert is always helpful in the decision-making process. Medical practitioners keeping up with the latest pediatric chiropractic research are starting to understand the value of this natural, drug-free approach to better health.

  • What does my spine have to do with my baby?
    Pregnancy may be one of the best times to receive chiropractic care! While it’s always good to have an optimally functioning nervous system, it’s especially helpful now. Both mother and baby can benefit. Adjusting methods are adapted to a mother’s size, weight and condition. During this period of weight gain and hormonal changes, many mothers seek chiropractic care. Some report shorter and easier births.