Expert Advice: Baby’s Here, Now What?

Author:

Dr. Jason Young & Dr. Rebecca Huddleston

Congratulations, you had a baby!

While becoming a mother has been an incredible experience, once the euphoria of the birth wears off, you begin to realize what a toll the pregnancy has taken on your body.

That’s okay. Chiropractors get it. And they can help. Your body is an amazing thing, especially in its ability to recover and rejuvenate. All it needs is the right kind of convincing. Easing your transition into motherhood is always a chiropractor’s top priority.

You would think that having the baby was the hard part, right? Not so much.

Pain after having a baby is common, but not normal. Too many moms are suffering with neck and midback pain, tailbone pain, and even headaches.

Going into mama bear mode is only accepted in extreme situations, not in your day-to-day operations. Self-care is an integral part of being a new mom. Sadly, self-care is commonly over-looked.

Did you know?

Recent research has found that new moms spend a mere 17 minutes to themselves each day. As my beautiful, brilliant wife reminds us, “Just like when on an airplane; the flight attendant will tell you if the air masks fall down, put yours on first before you put on your loved ones.” You can’t help anybody if you are down and out.

Postpartum chiropractic care can mean different things to different moms. However, the most common concerns it can help with are: to alleviate the pain of childbirth, bring your core muscles back, allow for comfortable breast or bottle feeding and encourage long-term wellness using your body’s natural mechanics.

Recovering from labour isn’t always easy, especially since you now have a little one to take care of all day and night. If you’re in pain or having trouble reaching, lifting, or sitting, postpartum chiropractic can help. My wife has always mentioned how “pregnancy can bring out all your weaknesses.”

Let postpartum chiropractic care help strengthen those weaknesses and increase the joy of motherhood.

Postpartum chiropractic care targets and addresses the root cause of your pain. Chiropractic adjustments will decrease the pain associated with pelvic and hip misalignment and postpartum exercises will start to increase your core muscles, helping your body strengthen and recover. Remember, chiropractic adjustments are safe, gentle and very effective, even for your newborn.

Being born is a big job. Even with a gentle vaginal birth, the passage through the pelvis can be long and tumultuous. Then if instruments are needed to assist the birth like forceps, vacuum, or manual neck traction, they can make things tougher on mom and baby.

Cesarean-sections are no walk in the park either; it is major abdominal surgery and babies are pulled out by whatever is closest to the incision.

All this mechanical stress is tough on your little baby’s spine and developing nervous system. Getting your kids looked at by a chiropractor with a special interest in pediatrics shortly after birth is a great idea!

Whether you are a first-time parent or adding onto a growing family, you deserve to enjoy a happy, healthy start just like your little bundle. Call today to book your wellness check with your local chiropractor. They look forward to meeting you.

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