Our practitioners at Flourish have a special interest in pregnancy care and have completed further training to ensure our clients receive the most up to date and effective care throughout this amazing time. All of the chiropractors and many of the complimentary therapists at Flourish are working mums! We work together as a supportive collective and are passionate about empowering new mums and women wanting to experience a holistic approach to pregnancy. Our practice is set up with specialised equipment for comfort, supporting your growing belly during this time. We also understand how difficult it can be to make time for the necessary care for yourself while caring for small children. Children are welcome in our play area while you relax and have your adjustment.
The body experiences many changes during the three trimesters of pregnancy. As your belly grows, your posture and centre of gravity change. Your gait changes as well, as you accommodate your beautiful belly. This may lead to stress on the joints, ligaments and muscles of the spine and pelvis. This is also heightened in women experiencing pregnancy for the second/third/fourth time while caring for small children. For some women this can result in pain and/or discomfort in the spine and pelvic regions. (Try putting a wriggly 2 year old in the car seat with highly pregnant 36 week belly!)
Hormone levels fluctuate during pregnancy. This affects ligament flexibility. The uterus expands throughout your pregnancy and as your abdomen grows this places strain on your lower back and pelvis. Many women experience a forward and downward pull on the abdomen later in pregnancy as the baby grows. Complimentary health care during pregnancy may assist in maintaining normal function of your spine, pelvis, muscles and ligaments. This helps your body to balance and flourish as you adapt and change throughout the three trimesters leading up to birth.