Caring for you and your special cargo.

Pregnancy is a time of rapid physiology, neurology and psychology change.

Here are our recommended ways to support Mum & Bub from conception to birth and beyond.

KEEP ACTIVE Keeping active during pregnancy can:

  • provide an overall sense of wellbeing

  • give you more energy

  • build abdominal, back and pelvic floor strength to support your growing shape

  • help your body adapt to the physical changes that come with pregnancy

  • give you greater confidence in your body’s ability to give birth

Exercising and keeping a reasonable level of fitness will prepare you both physically and emotionally for labour.

New to exercise? Start slowly and progress at your own pace and intensity that makes you feel good.

EAT & HYDRATE WELL Pregnancy creates extra demands for certain nutrients, including iron, calcium, iodine and many vitamins. It is more important to concentrate on the quality of the food you eat rather than the quantity.

Water is such an important nutrient to expecting mums and their bubs. We can really put it into perspective when you consider that water is ‘the’ primary ingredient in our body composition, and how this would be vital to growing a completely new little body inside.

Hydrating well hydrated aids energy levels, skin moisture and suppleness (ahemstretch marks), reduces constipation, and cleanses the body of toxins.

Ways to up the intake if the old H2O is feeling a bit blah:

  • herbal teas (mind your caffeine),

  • soups,

  • broths,

  • juices (be sugar conscious),

  • smoothies,

  • fruits and vegetables - oranges, grapes, melons, cucumbers and celery are particularly high in water.

REST The growing belly, the aches, the pains, the heartburn — many women experience sleepless nights long before bub is earth side. Having trouble sleeping is common during pregnancy.

During pregnancy your immune system can face some challenges. While it may be easier said than done, one of the most effective ways to boost your immune system naturally is to make sure you get a good night’s sleep.

As well as your body working overtime to keep you going and nurture a growing baby at the same time, your mind might be processing a lot of “what-if’s”, “to-do’s” and changing dynamics in lifestyle, relationships and values.

Lists and journaling are positive ways to help bring clarity, calm and a sense of conscious awareness and choice. Enjoy finding ways that work for you to relax and rest your body and mind so that you and your little one can flourish.

POSTURE & SPINAL CARE Literally carrying the load can cause the spine and spinal joints not to be in their usual alignment. Obvious signs may be backache, back pain and beginning to waddle when you walk.

Did you know that combining Chiropractic care with standard obstetric care has been shown through research to be more effective in relieving pain than obstetric care alone? Chiropractic Care may help to:

  • ​Reduce back pain and discomfort

  • Improve nervous system function

  • Decrease stress

  • Enhance energy and wellness

  • Promote deeper, more restful sleep

  • Improve mobility and flexibility

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