PREGNANCY CHIROPRACTOR IN SINGAPORE
One of the most important times to see a chiropractor is during pregnancy! Chiropractic care is designed for mothers during the prenatal and postpartum periods. It’s about honouring and supporting women throughout their pregnancy. A mum’s healthy nervous system in pregnancy will also have a lifelong impact on the health of her baby. If you’re searching for a prenatal chiropractor clinic in Singapore, Chiro Studio is available for pregnancy chiropractic care.
The Importance of Pregnancy Chiropractic Therapy
So many changes occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy, from increased hormones, relaxation of the pelvic ligaments, increased weight gain, and shifting of the body’s centre of gravity. All these changes in such a short amount of time often cause discomfort, such as low back pain, hip pain, pelvic pain, symphysis pubis dysfunction, and difficulty sleeping.
Chiropractic care has emerged as a safe option for managing pregnancy-related pain and discomfort. It focuses on optimising the musculoskeletal system function, especially the spine and the nervous system, through gentle and non-invasive techniques. Chiropractors in Singapore experienced with prenatal care can provide advice and therapies tailored to the unique needs of pregnant women.
Back Pain Management
Pregnancy chiropractic clinics in Singapore offer therapy options for back pain relief. The mother's centre of gravity shifts as the baby grows, putting additional stress on the spine and supporting structures. This can lead to misalignments, muscle tension, and nerve impingements, resulting in pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care can help realign the spine, reducing pressure on nerves and supporting proper posture and balance.
Pelvic Pain Management
Chiropractic care can also help manage pelvic pain, a common issue during pregnancy. Relaxing pelvic ligaments, hormonal changes, and increased weight gain can cause instability and discomfort in the pelvic region. Chiropractors can help with pelvic alignment and reduce strain on the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and joints using gentle techniques.
Improve Overall Pregnancy Wellness
Furthermore, chiropractic care can improve overall pregnancy wellness. Chiropractors facilitate communication between the brain and body by supporting proper alignment and function of the spine and nervous system. This can help with the body's natural healing abilities, support healthy organ function, and promote a healthier pregnancy.
Common Conditions During Pregnancy
Women commonly experience various conditions during pregnancy that can impact their comfort and well-being. Chiropractic care can address these conditions and provide some level relief. Some of the most prevalent conditions during pregnancy chiropractors may be able to help address include:
- Back Pain and Sciatica: The additional weight and changes in posture during pregnancy can lead to low back pain and sciatic nerve compression. Back pain chiropractors help realign the spine, relieve pressure on nerves, and offer ways to manage back pain and sciatica.
- Pelvic Pain and Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD): The relaxation of pelvic ligaments can result in pelvic pain and instability, known as SPD. Chiropractic care utilises gentle techniques to restore pelvic alignment, reduce inflammation, and help you manage pelvic pain and SPD symptoms.
- Round Ligament Pain and Hip Discomfort: Round ligament pain and hip discomfort can occur as the uterus expands. Chiropractic adjustments help alleviate tension in the round ligaments and promote proper hip alignment, allowing you to manage pain and discomfort.
- Postural Changes and Alignment: As the body adapts to the growing baby, pregnancy can lead to postural changes. Our prenatal chiropractors in Singapore can help with assessing postural imbalances, postural correction, supporting proper alignment, and managing discomfort associated with postural changes.
Prenatal Chiropractic care is safe for both mum and baby. We use gentle and specific adjusting techniques for pregnant women to balance the pelvis and sacrum. We also work with the supporting soft tissues to ensure the muscles and ligaments stay relaxed to promote optimal foetal positioning and healthy development. Our Chiropractors use various techniques to provide our clients in Singapore with the proper pregnancy chiropractic care.
Webster Technique is an evidence-based chiropractic method that reduces the effects of pelvic joint dysfunction throughout pregnancy. This method is designed for women and is one way to improve function in an expectant mum, supporting child birth. It reduces tension in the round ligaments and pelvic muscles, promoting the proper foetal positioning and pelvic alignment. By utilising gentle adjustments and specific sacral techniques, chiropractors trained in the Webster Technique can help with pelvic biomechanics, potentially easing discomfort and supporting a healthier pregnancy.
Gentle adjustments can be employed during prenatal care in Singapore. Chiropractors employ safe, non-invasive techniques tailored to the unique needs of expectant mothers. These adjustments involve movements to realign the spine, alleviate nerve pressure, and help restore optimal function. By utilising gentle adjustments, chiropractors ensure the comfort and safety of women during pregnancy while addressing musculoskeletal issues, promoting a better overall sense of well-being.
Soft Tissue Therapy (this section can be removed, we do not perform soft tissue techniques)
Soft tissue therapy is also an integral part of our pregnancy chiropractic care. It involves the application of targeted pressure, stretches, and massage techniques to manage muscle tension, reduce inflammation, and enhance tissue flexibility. Chiropractors skilled in soft tissue therapy can address issues such as muscle imbalances, trigger points, and fascial restrictions. By targeting soft tissues, they can offer some level of relief discomfort and support the body's natural healing process, providing pregnant women with relief from aches, pains, and muscular tension commonly experienced during pregnancy.
How Prenatal/Pregnancy Chiropractic Helps with the Symptoms
Prenatal chiropractors in Singapore address various symptoms and promote overall well-being for the mother and baby. Here's how it helps with the symptoms:
- Restores balance in the mother's pelvis and spine: Pregnancy chiropractors help realign the pelvis and spine, reducing imbalances and ensuring optimal nervous system function. This balance promotes better posture, reduces discomfort, and enhances overall body functionality.
- Supports baby's optimal birthing position: By promoting pelvic alignment and preventing further aggravation of tension in the surrounding muscles and ligaments, chiropractic care can help create an optimal environment for the baby's positioning. This could help with the chances of a smoother and easier birth.
- More comfortable, easier labour and birth: Proper pelvic alignment and nervous system function facilitated by chiropractic care can contribute to a comfortable labour and birth experience.
- Fewer pregnancy-related aches and pains: Chiropractic adjustments and other techniques target musculoskeletal imbalances and tension, help you with managing pregnancy-related aches and pains. This includes managing low back pain, hip discomfort, round ligament pain, and other common pregnancy discomforts.
- Helps promote a natural, non-invasive birth: Chiropractic care optimises the body's innate healing abilities and natural processes. Ensuring proper alignment, reducing interference to the nervous system, and supporting overall health, help promote a natural and non-invasive birth experience.
Chiropractic promotes maternal and child health without drugs or surgery. At our pregnancy chiropractor clinic in Singapore, our female chiropractors are trained to care for pregnant women with gentle techniques. When the mother is healthy, comfortable, and happy, the baby can thrive and grow.
What to Expect During Your Visit
We recommend consulting with your medical practitioner before scheduling a visit to our prenatal chiropractor clinic in Singapore. Once you’ve set an appointment, expect a personalised and comprehensive approach to address your needs.
During your initial assessment, our pregnancy chiropractors will conduct a posture analysis. This helps identify any imbalances or misalignments in your spine and pelvis that may contribute to pregnancy-related discomfort. Understanding your posture, we can develop a tailored plan to support alignment and manage symptoms.
To further assess your spinal health, we utilise a thermographic scan. It is a non-invasive procedure that detects areas of inflammation and nerve interference by measuring temperature variations along the spine. It provides valuable insights into areas requiring attention and guides our chiropractic approach.
Following the assessments, you will have a consultation with our pregnancy chiropractor. This is an opportunity to discuss your pregnancy-related concerns, symptoms, and goals. Our chiropractor will listen attentively, provide guidance, and address any questions you may have. This consultation ensures that your chiropractic care plan aligns with your needs and preferences.
A thorough physical assessment will be conducted, which may include a range of motion tests, orthopaedic evaluations, and neurological examinations. This assessment helps identify areas of dysfunction and guides the chiropractic care approach.
Chiropractic adjustments are a central component of pregnancy chiropractic care. Using gentle and precise techniques, our chiropractors will adjust to realign the spine and pelvis. These adjustments help relieve pressure on nerves, restore joint function, and promote overall well-being.
In some cases, additional assessments may be required, such as X-rays or referrals for imaging. Based on the findings from the assessments, our chiropractors may offer advice on specific exercises, stretches, or lifestyle modifications to complement your chiropractic care and support your overall health and comfort throughout pregnancy.
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Meet Our Qualified Singapore Chiropractors
Qi Wei (Doctor of Chiropractic)
Originally from Malaysia, Qi Wei has been serving the Singapore community for the past three years. She holds an MSc Chiropractic masters with Distinction from the renowned AECC University College (previously known as Anglo-European College of Chiropractic).
One of her notable contributions was her involvement in the Newborn Feeding clinic team, where she collaborated with midwives to run a free breastfeeding support clinic. Qi Wei’s focus was on advising mothers on breastfeeding positioning and comfort while also ensuring that the newborns’ spine and nervous system were functioning optimally. Her dedication to care spans all ages, as she has worked with patients as young as four days old to those as wise as 93 years old.
Mabel Soo (Doctor of Chiropractic)
Driven by a desire to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives, Mabel Soo pursued a career as a Chiropractor. She believes in honouring the body’s healing potential through a holistic approach to health. Mabel earned a Bachelor of Health Science and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic) from the prestigious Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2018.
To further enhance her knowledge and skills, Mabel has pursued additional education and professional development. She has completed courses with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and the Academy of Functional Paediatrics specialising in Plagiocephaly. Mabel has also participated in Gonstead seminars, deepening her understanding of this specialised Chiropractic technique.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Pregnancy Chiropractor Clinic in Singapore
Chiropractic care can be beneficial throughout the entire pregnancy journey, from early stages to late pregnancy. You can consider seeing a pregnancy chiropractor when you are experiencing discomfort or seeking to optimise your overall well-being. We recommend to continue consulting with your doctor while scheduling a visit to our prenatal chiropractor clinic in Singapore.
Yes. Going to a pregnancy chiropractor can potentially help with labour. Pregnancy chiropractic care focuses on maintaining pelvic alignment, reducing nerve interference, and promoting optimal nervous system function. By addressing misalignments or imbalances in the pelvis and spine, chiropractic adjustments contribute to better pelvic biomechanics, facilitating a comfortable labour process. Additionally, improved nervous system function can promote more efficient contractions and labour progression.
It can be beneficial to see a Chiropractor even if you don’t have any pain or discomfort during pregnancy. Our prenatal chiropractor clinic in Singapore focuses on optimising the function of the spine and nervous system, which can support overall wellness. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help ensure proper alignment, reduce nerve interference, and promote optimal body function. Even without symptoms, chiropractic care can contribute to a healthier pregnancy and potentially improve overall well-being.
The frequency of your visits to your pregnancy chiropractor may vary depending on individual needs. In general, it is recommended to have regular visits throughout pregnancy to address any discomfort or imbalances. Your chiropractor will assess your condition and create a personalised plan, which may involve more frequent visits initially and then tapering off as needed. It’s best to consult with a pregnancy chiropractor clinic in Singapore experienced in prenatal care to determine the most appropriate frequency for your situation.