Dr Brad Ivanchuk here. I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
Last time we learned how pregnancy can cause postural distortions to develop in your spine and pelvis.
And we also learned that postural distortions can result in some very uncomfortable symptoms for the expecting mother, and that they can also interfere with a natural, non-invasive birth.
Remember that your nerve system is the master controller of all the other systems in your body including your reproductive system. So, keeping your spine aligned will not only help your reproductive system but will help your entire body work more effectively.
A properly aligned and balanced pelvis has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning. This will set the stage for a natural, non-invasive delivery and minimize the chances of breech deliveries, base-posterior positioning and other interventions such as forceps deliveries, vacuum-assisted deliveries and C-sections. These can be very traumatic for both mother
So, here are the facts ….. pregnant women who get regular chiropractic care during their pregnancy have 24% shorter labor times for first time moms and 39% shorter labor times for experienced moms.
Moms who get regular chiropractic care during their pregnancy also use 50% less pain medication during labor and delivery.
We are going to conclude this topic next time and after that we are going to review backpack safety for your kids as school is about to start again. But in the meantime if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me.
Remember consultations in our office are always free of charge and this also includes a free posture check. This is offered as a community service.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
Life Chiropractic Centre …. Helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington.