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Thrive Health Co.
1/323 Oxley Rd, Graceville QLD 4075
p: (07) 3716 0199
f: (07) 3379 6121
e: info@thrivehealthco.com.au


Pregnancy Related Issues

Is your pregnancy causing you issues?

Are you experiencing pain in your lower back, hips or groin area?

Are you pregnant and experiencing pain in your lower back, hips or groin area? We are here to help! Growing a baby is hard work! Pregnancy is a one-of-a-kind experience, but there’s no reason why you have to live with the pain. Pregnancy is a time when postural and hormonal changes occur in preparation for the birthing process. Muscles, joints and ligaments are under pressure due to the constant changes happening in the woman’s body. It’s no wonder at least 50% of all pregnant women experience back pain during their pregnancy.

Many patients present with:

  • pelvic/tailbone pain
  • breech presentation
  • back pain
  • sciatica
  • nausea
  • headaches
  • fatigue
  • cramping

A Baby who is not in a good position may result in a more difficult labour and a more traumatic birth for both mum and baby. Pregnancy also changes the size and shape of your pelvis as well as increasing the way you curve your back due to growing abdomen. These physical changes can lead to pressure on the spine and surrounding soft tissue, leading to pain. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint and can make it difficult for your baby to get into a good position for birth.

Chiropractic care and pregnancy massage during pregnancy can aid in pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain and discomfort caused by the numerous changes our bodies undergo during our journey to motherhood. The extra stress on the body can result in spinal dysfunction and muscular/ligamentous tightness.

Other benefits of Chiropractic care during pregnancy, as a preventative effect against future pelvic floor dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Some studies have commented that having regular chiropractic care during pregnancy may shorten labour time.

How can we help with your pregnancy issues?

At Thrive Health Co, our dedicated pregnancy team helps to soothe your aches and pains and prepare your body for birth and beyond. If muscles and joints are moving well, it makes sense that births are more straightforward.

Our Pregnancy Chiropractor will do an assessment of all of these structures to diagnose what the problem is. Their approach is gentle, warm and nurturing and she strives to help women achieve a comfortable pregnancy journey and birth experience.

We also offer Pregnancy and postnatal massage, pregnancy and postnatal Pilates and pelvic floor training. We pride ourselves on offering the best pregnancy care in Brisbane, we receive referrals from midwives, lactation consultants and obstetricians. Dr. Jemima Nelson has advanced training and is certified in prenatal chiropractic care and is also certified in The Webster Technique which is a specific sacral adjustment to help facilitate the mother's pelvic alignment and increase nervous system function. This in turn balances pelvic muscles/ligaments and reduces tension to the uterus.

Pregnancy should be filled with fun and enjoyment! It is an amazing time for the mum-to-be! Let us be part of Your pregnancy support team!

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