Throughout pregnancy an expectant mother experiences many hormonal and structural changes in order to prepare the mother’s body for the developing baby, as well as for the birth process.
Our massage therapist Grace Foong has done 6 years of pregnancy training and further learning courses. She has also completed an obstetrics massage course at university.
Dr Leski has a passion for working with pregnancy and paediatric chiropractic therapies, having worked with patients in the field for the past 7 years. She has completed four paediatric courses and pregnancy related seminars.
Changes to the body during pregnancy may include:
> Weight gain, as the breasts and uterus grow.
> Protruding abdomen – the abdominal muscles and tissues start to stretch as the baby continues to grow.
> Pelvic ligament loosening – due to the increased amounts of hormones necessary for birthing.
> Pelvic strain – this can occur as the body prepares to give birth.
> Joint instability – movement may become more difficult or painful, especially during the third trimester.
> Changes to the pelvis and sacrum position – muscles may strain to support the weight of the foetus.
> Postural changes; including an increased lumbar curve, low back sway, hip rotation, pelvis un-levelling.
> Ankle or knee strain – inflammation or pain is common as weight distribution changes occur.
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