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All Can Benefit – Pregnant Women

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Newborns, Infants & Children, Teenagers,
Pregnant Women, Elderly, Sports Injured

At first glance, most people don’t see the connection between chiropractic and pregnancy. However, there are four stages in which having an optimally working nervous system can help both mother and child. Chiropractic care prepares the body to be as strong, supple and balanced as possible to carry the pregnancy.

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

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

Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy appeals to mothers who seek a natural approach to better health.

Labour and Birth
Many rely on chiropractic care to help assure optimum biomechanics of the hips and spine in the hopes of reducing the need for interventions during the birth process.

After Birth
Even natural births can stress a baby’s spine. Breastfeeding problems can arise if the baby has a subluxation and is unable to comfortably turn its head to one side. Chiropractors use special approaches to make our adjustments safe and comfortable for you and your child.

Frequently Asked Questions:

? What does my spine have to do with my baby?

Pregnancy may be one of the best times to receive chiropractic care. While it is always good to have an optimally functioning nervous system, it is 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.

? Childbirth is natural. Why would I need chiropractic?

Being born is a natural phenomenon. It is what we have 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 anaesthesia can also have a profound effect on a newborn.

? Why would a newborn get adjusted?

Even today’s ‘natural’ childbirth methods can affect an infant’s spine. Colic, unusual crying, poor appetite or erratic sleeping habits can be signs of spinal irritation and distress. Adjustments are very gentle and only require the pressure that you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato.

Appointments – Anthony Papaleo at East Bentleigh Health Group
884 Centre Road, East Bentleigh | (03) 9579 3999 |