Just as during pregnancy, your body (and life!) is undergoing a lot of changes after the birth of your baby. Postural changes that were happening during pregnancy are also changing significantly postpartum. There is also the physical stress and tension that comes with breastfeeding and holding your little one constantly (tight upper back, neck and shoulders). Physiological changes are still taking place as well. Changes in connective tissue and shifting of your pelvis during labour and birth can cause misalignments of the spine that can leave you feeling not quite like yourself.
Chiropractic can help maintain balance and alignment, helping you to adapt to these changes with your new life with baby. Maintaining this balance of your spine and especially your pelvis can really help in the recovery process. Optimal alignment is so important when regaining the connection with your core, pelvic floor and breath. This is fundamental to regaining core stability and function.
Chiropractic care can help tremendously during recovery:
By coming in for postnatal chiropractic care new moms can help reduce any neck or mid back tension associated with carrying and breastfeeding baby.
Through postural education and alignment we can help promote optimal recovery for your pelvic floor and core muscles (abdominal separation).
By providing gentle core stability, guidance, resources and adjustments we can help ensure safe return to your normal activities.
Through treatment and assessment we can help in the prevention of reoccurring hip, low back or pelvic pain.
It can be so hard with a newborn to even think about your needs at all. We understand because we’ve been there too! However, we can help with that transition to new mama by keeping you feeling healthy and moving well.