Chiropractic for Kids
At Botany Chiropractic we are very family focused practice. We love providing high quality chiropractic care for pregnant woman, new borns, babies and children. Chiropractic care for pregnant woman and children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being.
Pregnancy Chiropractic Care
What we cannot see are the millions of different hormonal changes and chemical reactions occurring both in the mother and the developing baby, all of which are controlled and coordinated through the nervous system. Now more than ever, during pregnancy you need a nervous system that responds immediately and accurately to changing requirements in all parts of your body, and therefore you need a healthy spine!
Botany Chiropractic care prior to conception promotes a more regular menstrual cycle and optimal uterine function. It prepares the body to be strong, supple, and as balanced as possible to carry the pregnancy. Restoring proper nerve supply to reproductive organs has helped many couples who thought they were infertile. And adjusting women throughout pregnancy is one of the most rewarding parts of our work, because a healthier pregnancy means an easier labour and delivery, and a better transition for the baby into this life.
According to recent studies, chiropractic care may result in easier pregnancy including increased comfort during the third trimester and delivery and reduced need for analgesics (pain medication). In one study, women receiving chiropractic care through their first pregnancy had 24% reduction in labour times and subjects giving birth for the second or third time reported 39% reduction in shorter labour times. In another study, the need for analgesics was reduced by 50% in the patients who received adjustments. In addition, 84% of women report relief of back pain during pregnancy with chiropractic care. When women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy, the sacroiliac joints of the pelvis function better. As a result, there is significantly less likelihood of back labour (contractions and sharp pain felt in the lower back during labour). Chiropractic care has helped new mothers become more comfortable breastfeeding (posture-wise) as well as to produce more milk. Chiropractic care has also been shown to reduce the likelihood of postpartum depression. (An Expectant Parent’s Guide to Chiropractic – Written by Stacey Rosenberg, Dec 2008)
Chiropractic for Babies and Children
Doctors of Chiropractic have been providing safe and effective care of children for nearly 100 years. There are several published studies conducted by researchers in Germany, Australia, Denmark and the United States that confirm the effectiveness of chiropractic for a variety of childhood illnesses. This body of scientific evidence is growing every day .An important gauge however is to hear feedback from parents of children under chiropractic care. There is a lot of support from this part of society due to the high level of satisfaction parents have with chiropractic care for children.
Chiropractic is one of the safest forms of health care. A baby’s spine is very supple during the first few months of life and the Chiropractor applies only a slight pressure to make spinal adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments are painless and will not hurt your child. Chiropractors do not use drugs and do not perform any invasive procedures (such as surgery). These are some of the reasons why malpractice insurance rates for chiropractors are only a fraction of what physicians pay and why more than 30 million Americans choose chiropractic care for their children and themselves.