3 absolute essentials for any pregnancy

Pregnancy is something we have a special interest in at Family Chiropractic Charlestown.

It’s a time of great change in a Mum-to-be’s body and it can have a lifetime of influence on the health and wellbeing of the little person you’re eagerly waiting to meet.

It can also be a challenging time for many women. There’s a lot of information to process and decisions to be made. It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed – but that’s why we’re here.

We want the best start to your parenting journey for you and your baby – and an easier pregnancy is a great place to start.

There are lots of ways to optimise your pregnancy. For each person, there will be different needs and requirements that will best be worked out with individual consultation – but there are three considerations we feel are essential for any pregnancy.

The best part? They’re generally quite easy to implement – so read on!

#1. Nutritional supplementation

This is something nearly every pregnant woman could benefit from during pregnancy and very often, into the postnatal period as well.

Morning sickness, cravings, and additional nutritional requirements means that it can be difficult to get the best standard of nutrition for the whole 40ish weeks of pregnancy and beyond.

However, to get the best support, it is often not as straightforward as taking a multivitamin. Each woman has different needs and considerations (e.g. hyperemesis, MTHFR) and some supplements are better than others.

#2. A great support team

A great support team is essential – and not just for your labour and delivery. A great support team is essential throughout your pregnancy.

Research has shown that continuity of care has been shown to bring about better birth outcomes. It’s important to take this into account when it comes to choosing the model of care to birth in.

Plus, it’s important to take this into account when it comes to choosing who supports you throughout your pregnancy.

#3. Movement

Good movement or exercise is an important part of everyday life, so it is no surprise that it can be the key to a better pregnancy. Not only can it make Mum-to-be feel more comfortable, but it has been linked with better delivery outcomes like shorter labour times.

Appropriate pregnancy-specific modifications will need to be made to your workout schedule, and of course, you want to feel comfortable and able when it comes to your exercise of choice – but that is something we can help you with and more if you choose it.

Starting or growing your family is one of the most exciting and daunting times of your life – and we are here to support you along the journey.

Our team is here to support you all the way through your pregnancy and beyond. Get in touch to make an appointment!

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