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Pregnancy Care

Treatment before, during and after pregnancy

Congratulations! Pregnancy is an exciting time for you and your family. It's also a huge learning curve for everyone involved, everyone will face both the expected and unexpected as your body changes rapidly effecting you physically, mentally and emotionally.

Our therapists have been treating pregnancy patients for over 10 years. We offer gentle and specific treatment to address issues such as pain in the joints, spine, muscles and fascia. Our chiropractors, osteopaths and remedial massage therapists can all offer care during your pregnancy. Lower Back Pain is reported to affect between 45% and 75% of women at some stage during their pregnancy. This pain as well as what's commonly referred to as Pelvic Girdle Pain during pregnancy are common reasons for sick leave, with reports suggesting that over 20% of women take sick leave because of their pain (Bishop, Holden, Ogollah, & Foster, 2015).

During your pregnancy it's no secret that your environment and mental state are paramount. But when you're sore all over it's difficult to stay positive, chiropractic therapy can assist keep the muscles relaxed and body free.

How Can Treatment Help?

Pregnancy Care at The Melbourne Chiropractor offers treatment to help with musculoskeletal types of pain, both prior to and after birth. Treatment may help to relieve back pain, pelvic pain, hip pain, neck pain and associated symptoms that may occur during pregnancy.

Our chiropractors treat the whole body using gentle adjustment, activator stimulation and low force techniques to help improve muscular strength and reduce muscle tension. This will in turn help to reduce stress, anxiety and anxiousness during your pregnancy.

When During Pregnancy Can You Have Treatment?

Our practitioners can work on you at any stage of your pregnancy. Our qualified team offer support and treatment to help with your pain or discomfort.

Our therapeutic treatments for pregnancy includes soft tissue therapy, supplement advice, pregnancy specific stretches, take home exercise program, support cushions, pregnancy cushions and ongoing treatment recommendations.

Pregnancy Symptoms Commonly Treated Be Practitioners

  • General aches and pains
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Incorrect foetal positioning (breach)
  • Uncomfortable movement
  • Swelling
  • Headache treatment
  • Pelvic discomfort or pelvic instability
  • Excessive uterus pressure
  • Weight distribution issues
  • Excessive labor time in previous birth

Our Practitioners Aim To Help Manage

  • Musculoskeletal related aches and pains
  • Ensuring correct weight distribution for the baby's growth
  • Prevent spinal pain
  • Helps to manage muscular soreness or joint pain
  • Postural strain or sprains during pregnancy
  • Labor exacerbated/previous spinal weaknesses or injuries

Pregnancy & Posture

Our practitioners aim to greatly improve nervous system function and musculoskeletal irritation, to allow for better communication around the body and improved posture and weight distribution.

Our treatments during pregnancy care focus towards helping and supporting posture during all stages of growth, change and pressure during your pregnancy. We focus on weight bearing and strength during your pregnancy and birth.

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