POSTNATAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Chiropractic Benefits by Motherhood Phase

Fourth Trimester

4th trimester Chiropractic treatments

Chiropractic care can help restore the body to functioning optimally, assisting with aches and pains from your new repetitive movements of holding and feeding your baby.

First Few Years

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Your baby is a bit older and heavier. You’re back to your routine but still having pelvic floor and back complaints. Let’s get to work now!

Years Later

chiropractic for mothers

Problems can go unresolved for many years and then resurface as you get older. It’s never too late to work on correcting posture, breathing, and core and pelvic floor strength.

Fourth Trimester

4th trimester Chiropractic treatments

Chiropractic care can help restore the body to functioning optimally, assisting with aches and pains from your new repetitive movements of holding and feeding your baby.

First Few Years

mom+toddler+postnatal+chiropractor

Your baby is a bit older and heavier. You’re back to your routine but still having pelvic floor and back complaints. Let’s get to work now!

Years Later

chiropractic for mothers

Problems can go unresolved for many years and then resurface as you get older. It’s never too late to work on correcting posture, breathing, and core and pelvic floor strength.

Chiropractic care for new mothers:

There are so many ways chiropractic can benefit a mother after she gives birth. Labor is physical.   The ligaments become stretched and the sacrum changes in position to allow the baby to pass through the birth canal. Chiropractic treatments can restore the natural alignment and assist your body with quicker healing.  It’s an important time to develop skills on how to use your core muscles properly when lifting your baby, feeding and holding your baby, and returning to sports and activities. Whether you have delivered vaginally or via c-section, I am able to work with you in a way that makes you feel safe and supported. You will receive advice on exercises, stretches, movements and things you can do at home to keep you feeling strong.

You may come in for your first treatment as soon as you feel comfortable getting out of the house, usually between 2-4 weeks after your baby is born.

Chiropractic care for mothers: beyond the initial postpartum period

Many mothers mistakenly believe that chiropractic care is only beneficial in the immediate postpartum phase.  I believe that “postpartum is forever.”  This encapsulates the idea that the physical, emotional, and mental changes experienced during pregnancy and childbirth have enduring effects.  I have extensive experience working with mothers up to 50 years postpartum. Discover how chiropractic care can enhance your overall health and address long-term postpartum challenges.

Enhanced pelvic floor activation with chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic care is known to play a crucial role in promoting proper pelvic floor activation. By aligning the spine and pelvis, research shows that it helps to optimize the function of your pelvic floor muscles, aiding in their strength, flexibility, and overall functionality. This can have numerous benefits for postpartum moms, including improved bladder control, reduced pain, and enhanced core stability.

Common complaints that benefit from postnatal care

Some goals may include to move without pain, lift their kids, exercise, work, and have no fear with specific movements. I have taken extensive coursework in caring for the postpartum mama. Some of the conditions that chiropractic care could help you with include:

  • Neck and upper and lower back pain

  • Shoulder pain and wrist pain from carrying and feeding baby

  • Connection and strength with your core and pelvic floor

  • Diastasis recti healing and assessment

  • Guidance with safe return to physical activity

Empower yourself

Don’t let postpartum discomfort hold you back from enjoying this special time with your little one. Discover the transformative benefits of chiropractic care and regain your vitality. Schedule an appointment today and take the first step towards a healthier, more vibrant postpartum experience.

There is also a regular workshop for mamas, Pelvic Floor and Core 101, at the midwife practice Praktijk Onder de Linde in Haarlem.