You've delivered your baby; now what?
You've been through an exhaustive pregnancy, full of emotional and physical ups and downs; through the elation and exhaustion of delivery; now its time to adapt to life with your new little child. Amidst this tumult, it can be easy to forget that you have to support your body as you return to a no-pregnancy body. This is made difficult by a few factors, none greater than the fact that the hormone relaxin remains elevated in the body for up to 6 months after delivery.
Chiropractic is tailor made for postpartum care
Relaxin is produced by the body in order to loosen the ligaments in preparation for delivery, but now that has come and gone, what is its use? Well for one, your body is in a more pliable state, meaning that it responds well to chiropractic care. But there are some downsides as well: your lower back, pelvis and sacrum are in a state of weakness, vulnerable to damage from excessive movement. Furthermore, we hope that you will be carrying your child quite frequently, and this increased weight from breastfeeding and carrying places a burden on an already weakened spine.
Chiropractic for postpartum care in Dunedin
Maintaining alignment of the spine through the pelvis is a must during the initial period following pregnancy, in order to avoid "mommy aches." If you have been prescribed bed rest following a C-section, the posture that comes with laying about all day can add further pain. We can help you deal with these aches and pains and ensure that your resting environment is supporting your spine. If you are interested in restoring your body to a state of optimal health following pregnancy, give our office in Dunedin a call to schedule an appointment today.