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Okotoks Pregnancy and Postpartum Chiropractic Care

Prenatal Care

pregnancy chiropractor OkotoksComplete Health Chiropractic & Massage has a vision of providing women within the community an integrated approach to health care. Our goal is to establish an informative, collaborative, patient-centered care facility for moms-to-be and their families. Our center is focused on pregnancy and postnatal care and the structural changes that can make this an uncomfortable time for mom.

Through chiropractic care, education, nutritional information, birthing education, abundant resources and collaborative therapies we plan to enable women to have the experience they have always imagined. Complete Health Chiropractic & Massage is dedicated to enrich the lives of new moms and empower them through their journey.

Why Prenatal Chiropractic Care?

To enhance the pregnancy experience of a new mom. Inspire her to have the pregnancy she has always imagined, increase her comfort through this transition, give her little ones the best start in life and empower her in her journey through motherhood.Through chiropractic care, education and unconditional support, we are fortunate to have the honour of successfully creating lifelong relationships with these amazing women and their growing families.


What does the research say?

Research shows that correct alignment of the pelvis and spine can contribute to an uncomplicated labour, resulting in less pain and reduce trauma for mother and child. Dr. Irvin Henderson, M.D., (a member of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees) conducted a study concluded that women who received chiropractic therapy were able to carry and deliver their child with greater comfort than those who did not receive any chiropractic care.

Back pain relief: “50% – 100% of women experience back pain at some point during their pregnancy (most commonly affects the low back and pelvis). 72% of pregnant women seeking chiropractic care for back pain benefited from chiropractic treatment”. – Dr. C Borggen, D.C.

What about labour & delivery?

One hospital study that incorporated chiropractic adjustments during the patient’s pregnancy demonstrated that there was a 50% decrease in the need for painkillers during delivery, attributable to prenatal chiropractic care. – Dr. P Frietag. M.D., PhD

Even more exciting, a study conducted by Dr. Joan Fallon, D.C., discovered that first time moms averaged a 24% shorter labour, while experienced mothers (those who have birthing experience) had a 39% reduction in average labour time in a substantial percentage of births.

What woman wouldn’t be excited about these possibilities?!

Common Pregnancy Concerns we may be able to help with!
  • Back pain
  • Coccydynia (painful coccyx/tailbone)
  • Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) – pubic bone pain
  • Meralgia Paresthetica – numbness or tingling in the anterior thigh
  • Sciatic Neuralgia – commonly referred to as “sciatica”
  • Costo-vertebral Neuralgia – painful ribs
  • Disc Bulge/herniation
  • Breech: Webster Defined

Postnatal Care – Boost Your Recovery with Chiropractic Care

Physiologically speaking, labour and delivery is likely the most naturally drastic transformation a human being can endure in 4 to 30 hours (depending on your birthing experience!). Labour and delivery is no exception to any other marathon event. You need recovery time. Once baby comes your life changes. However, you still need to take care of you! Chiropractic care is one of many secret weapons in the natural health care realm that can enable your body to recover optimally and prevent common conditions associated with the birth of your little one.

Pelvic Floor Recovery

Chiropractic care can help ensure your pelvis is balanced after labor and deliver to ensure an optimal functioning pelvic floor.

Balancing the pelvis (and pubic bone) can reduce, and potentially eliminate, common pelvic floor concerns including stress incontinence (unintentional urination while coughing, sneezing or during exercise).

Postural Changes

Post-birth postural and habitual changes also play an immense role in your body’s ability to recover.

Since delivery, you find yourself constantly hunching forward as you feed or carry your newborn. All of your new daily activities seem to revolve around hovering over your baby, ensuring that they are the happy, healthy newborn you have always imagined.

Feel Better After Labour!

Your chiropractor at Complete Health Chiropractic & Massage will address all of your structural needs. In doing so, improving your function during your day to day activities as the amazing new mom you are! Here are some common conditions your chiropractor can help with:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Coccydynia (painful coccyx/tailbone)
  • Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) – pubic bone pain
  • Sciatic Neuralgia – commonly referred to as “sciatica”
  • Meralgia Paresthetica – numbness or tingling in the anterior thigh
  • Costo-vertebral Neuralgia – painful ribs
  • Disc Bulge/herniation
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – a common condition found in new moms due to breastfeeding and carrying their newborn
  • Postnatal stress incontinence
We’re here to support you and your little one during this beautiful time. Contact us today!

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Okotoks Pregnancy Chiropractic Care | (403) 995-4640