PREGNANCY & PEDIATRIC CARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREGNANCY & PEDIATRIC CARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREGNANCY & PEDIATRIC CARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREGNANCY & PEDIATRIC CARE

PRE & POST NATAL CARE:

Many women suffer from musculoskeletal pain during and/or after their pregnancy, especially low back pain, with 50-80% of women reporting back pain during pregnancy and 50-75% during labor. Not wanting to take medication and unsure of what to do about their pain, many expectant moms just live with it. At the Oshawa Wellness Centre, we offer treatment options to support your pre & post natal healthcare needs. 

PRE-NATAL CARE 

Dr. Camastra is certified in the Webster Technique, a safe and gentle Chiropractic assessment and treatment that is used during pregnancy to reduce the effects of sacral and sacroiliac joint dysfunction in order to improve the biomechanics function of the sacrum and pelvis. This technique helps to reduce tension in muscles and ligaments in the pelvic region that can cause restrictions on the uterus. Relieving physical stress on the uterus makes its mechanical environment as accommodating as possible, thereby optimizing the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy. With proper fetal positioning, there is a significant decrease in dystocia (abnormal labor or childbirth) and, therefore, results in easier and safer deliveries for both mom and baby.

Our office is equipped with unique tables and pillows to accommodate a mom’s pregnant body so she is exceptionally comfortable during her treatment. We also will discuss nutrition, stress management and exercises throughout the course of your care.

According to recent studies, women receiving Chiropractic care:

  • Have an easier pregnancy including increased comfort during the third trimester and delivery and reduced need for pain medication.
  • In their first pregnancy, they have a 24% reduction in labor times and those giving birth for the second or third time reported a 39% reduction in shorter labor times.
  • Have a 50% reduced need for analgesics (pain medication) and report relief of back pain during pregnancy with chiropractic care (84% of subjects in the study).
  • Have a significantly less likelihood of back labor (contractions and sharp pain felt in the lower back during labor).
  • Have become more comfortable breastfeeding (posture-wise).
  • Postpartum helps the woman’s body deal with the added stresses that occur as they care for their baby.

 

POST-NATAL CARE 

As a mother, you shouldn’t be expected to pay a lifelong price for giving birth. Throughout your pregnancy, an army of medical professionals work tirelessly to support your health and treat your body with the upmost respect, but when it comes to postpartum care, the majority of mothers are sent home with nothing more than a peri bottle and instructions to “rest.” You’re left to navigate your recovery entirely on your own, without any insight into how pregnancy and delivery will impact your health in the future. The traditional healthcare system provides better rehab protocols for sprained ankles than mothers after birth. This is no longer acceptable. It’s time we support mothers in their healing. Moms deserve more than just a 6-week checkup when it comes to recovery after childbirth. 

At the Oshawa Wellness Centre, we provide a comprehensive postpartum checkup and progressive healing through exercise targeting the core, pelvic floor and total body. We offer a four week post-natal rehabilitation program aimed at preventing, reducing, and/or resolving symptoms women have been made to think are an inevitable consequence of childbirth. 

For more information, or to book your postnatal assessment, contact our clinic at 289-274-7880. 

PEDIATRIC CARE 

Birth is a miracle of nature and while it is amazing in itself, it is a complex and hard process. Before birth, the baby is used to a small space in the womb and the space gets increasingly cramped as the pregnancy progresses, especially during the last month before birth. Some infants are born with a slight misalignment in their vertebra, and Chiropractic care can help to restore movement to the spine. 

At the Oshawa Wellness Centre, we treat babies as little as a few weeks old to toddlers for issues related to breastfeeding, acid reflux, sleep, tummy time, or colic. The care involved is very gentle. We provide specific, low-force adjustments and it doesn’t take much pressure to produce effective results. For example, for babies, we use about the same amount of pressure that would be applied to check a tomato for ripeness.

PREGNANCY CARE FAQ

We’ve compiled a list of FAQ to address some of the most common questions that our clients ask us.
Is getting chiropractic treatment safe if I am pregnant?
Yes! Chiropractors are specially trained in the care of those who are pregnant. Fortunately, most people who are pregnant can receive chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is a natural alternative treatment that can help to alleviate pregnancy-related pain while also helping the body prepare for delivery, which can reduce stress on the day of the delivery. We utilize specialized techniques and pregnancy pillows that minimize uncomfortable pressure on your abdomen.
Are there targeted chiropractic treatments for pregnant people?

Physical changes that a pregnant person undergoes can cause pressure on the spine. The pelvis also has a chance of becoming misaligned as pelvic joints loosen up in preparation for childbirth. If the pelvis is misaligned, it can impede the baby from entering the correct position for delivery in the case of natural birth, this is a condition known as an intrauterine constraint and can lead to the Cesarean section. The Webster Technique, a chiropractic technique that helps maintain the pelvis and spine in proper alignment may prevent the need for Cesarean delivery. There are other benefits of going to a chiropractor when pregnant, including:

  • Fewer breech births
  • Less nausea
  • Reduced back and neck pain
  • Relief of muscle and joint pain
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Improved labor outcomes, which includes reduced time in labor and delivery