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Posted by on Sep 18, 2013

Easier Pregnancy for Mums of Collaroy  ©

Easier Pregnancy for Mums of Collaroy ©

 

Four Principles for an easier pregnancy and birth.

 

Humans have been giving birth naturally for thousands of years.  You possess all that you require for a natural, healthy birth, if you remove the interference to your body’s natural processes and abilities.   Creating Balance your body and nerve system allows childbirth to be the beautiful experience you are looking forward to.

We are lucky here on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.  We have access to top medical care should it be necessary.  However, living in a manner which honours your body’s natural requirements can minimise the level of medical intervention that’s required during the natural process of childbirth.

Here are four simple principles, found in obstetrics textbooks, that are important factors in making your term of pregnancy and the delivery of your baby as easy as possible.

At Light Touch Chiropractic Collaroy, we call them

“The Four P’s of Pregnancy”…

 

1) Peace…

This relates to your neuro-emotional state.   Consistently reducing your stress levels and creating a clear nerve system is necessary for a smooth pregnancy and a happy healthy Baby.  Removing the accumulated effects of past stress and experiencing peace, benefits both you and Bub.  Your peaceful state of mind serves to ensure your Baby develops a healthy hormonal balance, giving Bub’s physiology the best start in life.

A clear nervous system ensures your body initiates the correct hormonal shifts during your term.  Allowing you to enjoy maximum benefit from the important hormonal cascades that occur during labour and delivery.

Meditation, yoga and gentle Chiropractic care reduces physically retained stress and helps restore clarity to the nervous system.  This creates peace and balance at a deep neurological level.

 

2) Power…

Your body is preparing for a big event, child birth, so you want to be in tip top physical shape.

Olympic athletes understand that their muscles require optimal innervation if they are to have enough force and endurance for a swift effective performance.  It is known that correct power and function of the uterus, via a healthy neuro-muscular state, is directly linked to easier births.  Having optimal muscular function and being in your best condition gets you one step closer to a gold medal experience on the day of your big event.

 

3) Passenger… (guess who)

Your baby requires unencumbered space so it can best develop.  Reduced tension and balanced tone of the uterus and its supporting structures provides the healthiest environment for your little passenger to move and grow.  Bub needs to shift around into different positions during the various stages of pregnancy, labour and birth.  The ability to move around with ease allows a better outcome for both of you.

Reduced tension of (and around) the uterus also leads to a much happier Mum during your whole term of pregnancy.  Your body will be able to carry out ALL of its functions with more ease.  Light Touch Chiropractic provides a unique process to gently release and balance tensions throughout your body.

 

4) Parts…

Certain ‘parts’ of your body have to deal directly with the extra load requirements of pregnancy.  Your pelvis is made up of 3 bones.  The bone in the middle of your pelvis, at the back, is called the sacrum.  The sacrum bone must be able to move and tilt during childbirth.  Your whole pelvis expands approximately 10% during the natural birth process.  Your pelvis is a foundational part of your whole structure before, during and after you give birth to your child.

The spine undergoes positional and load changes during the term of your pregnancy.  Your centre of gravity shifts, the curves in your spine exaggerate and the connective tissues of your joints become loose due to changes in hormone levels.  All of these factors add up to more demand on your body.  This can be exacerbated by any pre-existing imbalances or weaknesses in your structure and physiology.

The ability to breathe easy and use your breath correctly is integral to an easy pregnancy and birth.  Activating the diaphragm muscle’s full potential and releasing tensions held in this area brings a lot of comfort to Mums, particularly in the third trimester.

 

Our modern living environment places constant challenges and stresses on your body.  Many people have lower back problems, pelvic imbalances, compromised breathing patterns and movement restrictions, all of which can benefit from our gentle, Light Touch Chiropractic care.

For pregnant women such corrective care brings even more noticeable benefits.  Your body is rapidly changing, with increased load, changes in shape and size, shifts in centre of gravity and hormonal balance.  Maintaining correct structure and function of the body, as a whole, allows your journey to childbirth to be a pleasant path.

 

Pregnancy and childbirth are beautiful natural experiences.

Light Touch Chiropractic’s gentle care helps with the ‘The Four P’s of Pregnancy’.  If you remove the obstruction to nerve system function you can enjoy nature at her best.  Our gentle style of Chiropractic allows your system to navigate the natural processes involved in pregnancy and childbirth with greater clarity.

We can also connect you with a network of amazing Midwifes, Doulas, prenatal Yoga Teachers and other pregnancy resources.

We enjoy helping new Mums through pregnancy, and it’s always a special reward when we get to meet your new family member after the big day.

For more more information on holistic parenting see the ‘Well Adjusted Baby’ book at: www.welladjustedbabies.com

Discover your full wellness potential, both for you and your baby, and enjoy the innately wonderful journey through childbirth.  Feel free to share this information with your friends.

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Dr Andrew Maher

MChiro  BScChiro  BTechEng  CertIV Fitness

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