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PREGNANCY & BEYOND

Polly has a passion for helping women through pregnancy and the postnatal period. As a trained Doula she has a reassuring and gentle approach at what can be a scary and unfortunately uncomfortable time! Many women are unaware that Chiropractic treatments can be beneficial during pregnancy and after birth and sadly just put up with pain and discomfort; often in their lower back and pelvis.

Pregnancy

Your body will change as it adapts to your growing baby. As well as changes in posture and mechanical stressors, your spinal curves will become exaggerated and the hormone Relaxin will be secreted. The changes going on during pregnancy put more pressure on your pelvis and spinal joints. Relaxin relaxes the ligaments in the pelvis and softens and widens the cervix and it can often also cause your joints to become more unstable. As your baby grows your body will be put under more and more stress.

The role of a Chiropractor in prenatal care is to establish pelvic balance and alignment, to reduce discomfort and to possibly get your baby to be in the best position for delivery. If your pelvis is misaligned it can reduce the amount of room for your developing baby to be comfortable and so they may seek out a less than optimal position for birth. If you decide to try Chiropractic care for any pain or discomfort you are experiencing, or just to check your alignment Polly will devise a care plan specific for your needs which could include safe exercises, stretches and gentle adjustments to your lower back and pelvis to optimize alignment. Polly is also certified in the Webster technique.

The Webster Technique is a specific Chiropractic technique used to analyse and correct pelvic imbalances. It is commonly applied to pregnant women because the Webster’s technique is a very gentle yet powerful technique designed to ensure that the mother’s pelvis is well aligned and that the muscles and ligaments that surround the pelvis and womb are under normal tension. 

More information on the Webster technique is available from the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) website.

Postnatal care

The transition a woman’s body goes through postnatally is often unrecognised, but after giving birth and for weeks (make that months!) afterwards her body will be undergoing a huge amount of changes as it recovers from the pregnancy and labour. Core muscles will have been stretched, the pelvis floor will be tender and the pregnancy hormones will still be floating around leaving everything a bit unstable. Relaxin will actually still be produced for however long you are breastfeeding and possibly a few months beyond.

Chiropractic postnatal care will aim to restore your pelvic balance with adjustments, exercises and stretches similar to those used in prenatal care. Positions during feeding or simply carrying your little one can also put new pressures on your back and shoulders which will all be taken into consideration and treated and discussed as required.

Many mothers find Polly’s experience, warmth and caring approach during their postnatal treatments a real comfort and help. Aside from the physical transitions, this period can be extremely emotional for women so receiving physical relief from discomfort in a caring and supportive environment is extremely important.

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