First VisitConsultation and Case History
We start by taking a complete history of your health both before and during the pregnancy, ranging from general medical conditions as well as any biomechanical symptoms. We take note of any biomechanical or medical problems during previous pregnancies and deliveries if applicable. Lifestyle habits, activity levels and nutritional status are all areas we look at. Other significant previous medical history or significant family history details are then recorded. You can be assured that all information is strictly confidential.
In addition to the routine postural observation, spinal analysis, orthopaedic and neurological exam that we cover in a routine chiropractic assessment, we also assess the approximate lie of the baby (depending on the week of pregnancy). We pay particular attention to areas that can often be problematic during pregnancy; that is the Sacro-iliac joints (pelvis) and symphysis pubis and their associated muscles and ligaments. We have a special pregnancy pillow that accommodates ‘the bump’ allowing you to lie face down on the chiropractic bench.
Report of findings
Before treatment commences, our chiropractors will give a summary of the Chiropractic findings and will give you an opinion as to the suitability of chiropractic treatment for you. If deemed suitable, we will gain consent before commencing any kind of treatment.
Treatment may or may not be started on the first visit, depending on the individual case and of course consent. Treating pregnant mums-to-be involves gentle techniques. Our chiropractors are experienced at treating pregnant women and will always make sure you are comfortable. They are trained to use specific adjustments to the muscles and ligaments that promote optimal balancing of the pelvis in pregnancy.
We have a kids' area where your children can play whilst you have treatment, to allow appointments to run smoothly and efficiently.
- Adult Chiropractic
- Baby and Child Chiropractic
- Pregnancy Chiropractic
I have been a regular patient at the clinic for 5 years now, and the chiropractors have treated me during my last 2 pregnancies (I have 4 children). When I had my eldest child, I had quite bad low back ache during the last trimester. However, I really believe that my Chiropractic care has made a large contribution to the fact that I have had comfortable, pain-free pregnancies the last two times. The clinic is really child-friendly and the staff are all very helpful. I would recommend the Hampstead Chiropractic Clinic to any expectant mother!