Chiropractic care is a completely natural, drug-free way to keep your body healthy and functioning optimally.
Dr Susan is a neurologically based chiropractor and registered Chiropractor practicing at Genesis Maternity Clinic, with a special interest in pregnant moms and children. Susan Goslett has always had a special interest in adjusting children because she believes that "as the twig is bent, so grows the tree." Providing children with a good solid physical base allows them to develop emotionally and spiritually into well rounded adults.
During the pregnancy of her son Rhyse, Dr Susan realised how very important Chiropractic care during pregnancy can be. Many women report easier pregnancies and shorter delivery time when they received Chiropractic care. Dr Susan uses gentle, low force adjusting techniques that are ideal for infants, pregnant women and the elderly (and everyone in between!) "My passion is to help families to Wellness through assisting Moms through their pregnancies and babies and children in their formative years. I would like to help you enjoy better health by restoring the integrity of your nervous system with safe and natural Chiropractic care."
Babies suffering from colic and children with learning difficulties, recurrent ear infections or tonsillitis, for example, also benefit from specific chiropractic adjustments. This all makes sense because your nervous system controls your whole body, and due to poor adaptation to stressors (ie. physical; such as birth trauma; mental/emotional; or chemical), nerve interference can ensue resulting in altered messages being sent to the relevant organs or muscles. By freeing up this interference, with specific low force, gentle, chiropractic adjustments, the body is able to function at its full genetic potential once again. It’s safe, and good for all people of any age and health situation, but it has some particular benefits for pregnant mothers.
Reasons to Use Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Back Pain Relief
Designed to keep your spine in alignment, chiropractic care can help prevent and relieve back pain associated with pregnancy. Pregnancy is tough on the body’s skeletal structure, especially as baby grows and gets heavier! The weight of your expanding belly changes your posture and spinal curvature, and chiropractic can help correct posture problems and help your spine keep its intended curve.
Ease Pregnancy Symptoms
Chiropractic can help ease pregnancy symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting. It doesn’t work for all women, but chiropractic is one way to try to get some relief from morning sickness. If the nausea and vomiting is due in part to nerves pinched by out-of-place vertebrae, an adjustment will help remedy the problem.
Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby
The main premise of chiropractic care is to allow the body to heal itself by removing obstructions to the nerves in the spinal column. When the nerves allow the brain and the body to communicate freely, the body is able to work as it was designed. Chiropractic helps ensure a healthy immune system for both mom and baby, whose immune systems are very intimately connected during pregnancy.
Better Positioning for Baby
Chiropractic can help position baby correctly for birth. If the hips and lower spine are out of place, baby could end up sideways, posterior or breech–none of which are ideal positions for labor and birth. Chiropractic adjustments can thus help get baby in the proper position, by ensuring that there are no vertebrae out of place.
Better Labor and Birth
Chiropractic adjustments can help shorten labor and make the birth process easier. If the mother’s spine and hips are in proper alignment, and if all the nerves to the muscles and organs in her body are free and healthy, labor and birth can progress more easily and possibly take less time than if there was an alignment issue. For moms desiring a drug-free natural birth, chiropractic care can help them accomplish that goal.
Other Benefits of Chiropractic for New Mothers
Some mothers even choose to be adjusted during labor, at the discretion of their chiropractor and doctor or midwife. Chiropractic is so safe, and so important for proper health and function, that even brand-new babies can be adjusted, and should be checked for any subluxations resulting from the birth process.
Finally, chiropractic can help in the postpartum healing process, by correcting any misalignments that may have occurred during labor or birth, and ensuring that the mother’s body is functioning optimally so that she can heal. Chiropractic is also essential for correcting posture problems and back pain resulting from breastfeeding or bottle feeding, and from spending a lot of time carrying baby around. Chiropractic care is an important part of preventative health care for people of all ages and life stages, but it can be particularly beneficial for pregnant mamas!
Chiropractic Consultations are at Genesis Maternity Clinic on:
- Tuesdays: 13:00 to 16:30
- Fridays: 10:00 to 16:00
Contact Dr Susan Goslett to book:
011 462 1089