The first concern with postnatal patients is with the changes that are caused during the birthing process, regardless of whether new mom delivered vaginally or via a c-section. Most common is a change to the biomechanics of the mother’s pelvis. These changes can cause discomfort and the new mom can start to have difficulty sleeping, walking, nursing, bending and sitting.
New mothers may have a tendency to flex forward for long periods of time and place themselves in awkward positions when breastfeeding or bottle feeding. Moms also put an incredible amount of stress on their bodies by simply carrying car seats with infants or by carrying diaper bags over one shoulder.
Congratulations if you have just had a baby! While we know you are busy with caring for your new addition to the family, it’s also important to care for yourself. Your body is amazing and it has been through a lot. Balancing your nervous system through chiropractic care can also help you adapt to the stressors in your life. To make sure that you are on the right track with your postnatal body, please contact our office and find out more about how chiropractic can help you.