Pregnancy & Pediatrics

Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care

I experienced so much pain and discomfort in my first 2 pregnancies. I can't believe I hadn't discovered chiropractic! My 3rd pregnancy with chiropractic care has been sooo different. All pregnant moms need to know about chiropractic."

-Maria T.

We understand that the health of a pregnant woman is vitally important because the care we offer affects both mom and child. Proper nervous system and spinal function is crucial to the development of your baby and essential to the well-being and comfort of mom. The effects of chiropractic care during pregnancy are far-reaching and extend way beyond treating pain.

By ensuring that the pelvis and spine are in proper alignment and motion, chiropractic care helps to ensure that the developing baby has plenty of room to grow within the womb. By maintaining this proper alignment and motion throughout pregnancy, chiropractic care can also improve the ability of the expecting mother to have a safe and natural birth process – which is something that is extremely vital to the health of both mom and baby.

The modern birth process is often one of the most traumatic events that a person will endure in their life. Unfortunately today, many health care providers choose to look at pregnancy as a “medical condition” rather than the incredibly safe and natural process that it is. A woman’s body is beautifully designed for the birth process, and difficulties can arise if mom is functioning at less than 100%.

Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Many spinal problems seen in adults begin as early as birth. Even so called 'natural' birthing methods can stress an infant's spine and developing nervous system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress. Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked right away.

As children continue to grow their spines undergo many forms of trauma as they learn to walk and crawl, skate, ride a bike, and become involved in sports. Many of these things may result in small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations). Subtle trauma throughout childhood may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal misalignment, and make the correction early in life and help in the future development of the spine and nervous system function. These are important times to have a child checked by a chiropractor.

Another essential part of our pregnancy and pediatric care is providing parents with information for questions concerning health and wellness. We have a wealth of wellness resources to provide you with answers to the questions you might have!

If you feel your child may have any signs of spinal misalignment, please contact us to find out what you can do about it. Posture is a very telling sign of the health of a child’s spine, if your child has poor posture please do not hesitate to call us. Remember, prevention is the best medicine and its better to start young so your child can grow and function at 100% and be at their best.

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8383 Weston Rd #108

Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6

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