Chiropractic care is safe throughout pregnancy & Chiro practitioners at the Wimbledon Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic are trained to work with pregnant women. Of course, Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women is routine care for most chiropractors. And being close to Wimbledon, an area renowned for good schools and open spaces, we see a lot of expectant mothers.
Our Chiropractors use tables that adjust for a pregnant woman’s body, and they use techniques (webster technique) that avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen (The Belloost Cushion)
The general needs of women who are pregnant means we will also provide you with exercises and stretches that are safe to use during pregnancy.
The first step is to see one of our Doctors of Chiropractic in a consultation. However, if you would like to speak to a treatment advisor first
For added comfort during the second and third trimesters, we will often introduce a specialist Belloost pregnancy pillow. These professional pads lift pressure off your breasts and your bump, While you lie face down. YES, that's right face down! This position alone is an ordinarily enjoyable experience for the female sherpa with back discomfort.
You are no longer the same shape as you were and you will grow through your pregnancy. Therefore it makes sense that your bench changes with your body. Only Chiropractic benches do this.
Rapid fetal growth spurts lead to rapid stretching of your pelvic ligaments. These often create discomforts around the lower bump (Braxton Hicks).
As part of our pregnancy maintenance care, we review these ligaments and soften tensions appropriately. This approach reduces discomforts and protects function - before they get nasty.
Pregnancy-specific rehabilitation is needed to build up the hips, and pelvic floor ready to take the rapid expansion of your baby's size/weight. But also to ensure that you have the back, hip and pelvic strength post-pregnancy that a new mum needs.
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