Ok ladies, we’ve put the men off with this headline, so I’m all yours: When you decide, it’s time to try for (perhaps another) baby, there are many thoughts on preparing your body, not just your pelvis, for this special time. Ceasing smoking and drinking are usually top of the agenda. Perhaps improving nutrition and taking pregnancy supplements such as folic acid? All with the best of intention: but what about the part of your body that will actually carry the growing little human being for the best part of 9 months?
Well we at Cambridgeshire Family Chiropractic Centre in Linton think it’s time to pay a little attention to your pelvis. But not just the bony part, but the muscles, ligaments, and the nerves that help to control all of this. The Webster Technique and Sacro Occipital Technique are practised by registered chiropractic Ed Groenhart here, and there is much evidence that these techniques can help to realign and help regain balance to the hip/pelvis/lower back region which is all crucial at this exciting time.
So, alongside preparing your body chemistry through nutrition and hydration, give thought to preparing yourself physically through chiropractic care, exercise such as Pilates and quality sleep. You also need to think about your team: not just for the birth, but for your entire journey through pregnancy and the first few weeks: are you having a birth partner, or more than one? Do you consider a doula, a breastfeeding expert, a private midwife, and what about your local health visitors and GP? It’s best to start considering all this now, and thinking about more than just conception and the onset of labour. A little preparation now could save a lot of pain (Pevlis Girdle Pain especially!) in the future.