Lisburn Chiropractic Clinic | Belfast | Northern Ireland
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During pregnancy there are several biochemical and hormonal changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. The body physically changes and the pelvic joints, ligaments and muscles will come under tension. More than 50% of pregnant women experience some level of discomfort during the gestation period. A release of hormones causes muscle and ligament relaxation, but unfortunately allows joints to more easily misalign. Some women may complain of lower back pain, leg pain or sciatica.

Pregnancy may cause an imbalance in the pelvic bones, and the uterus is unable to enlarge symmetrically. This forces the pelvic girdle out of its normal alignment and can lead to an imbalance in pelvic ligaments. The uterus will torque or twist, reducing the maximum amount of room for the developing baby. This common condition is referred to as “constraint”. This will inadvertently affect the baby’s spine and cranium, making the birthing position more difficult and increasing the likelihood of medical intervention. More complications can thus arise for the baby following birth.

Nicolas Maurice is well trained to establish the level of dysfunction of any spinal system and to help correct any misalignment of the spine or sacro-iliac joints of pregnant women. Specific exercises are also often recommended.

Chiropractic adjustments are safe, gentle and very effective and research has demonstrated that they can reduce the amount of time spent in labour by nearly 25% (rising to 40% for second or third babies). Chiropractic care helps to condition the spine making labour more straightforward and natural.

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