Postpartum Care

Like during pregnancy, the body undergoes great postural changes following the birth of your baby. Caring for your newborn can create unique strains and discomfort from lifting, bending, and rocking your little one. Carrying the car seat and breastfeeding can also contribute to your discomfort. Hormonal changes also take place, your body will produce relaxin, a hormone that softens ligaments and connective tissues for the passage of baby through the birth canal, and will continue to produce it for the next four months in gradually decreasing amounts. Chiropractic care will help maintain optimal alignment as your ligaments begin to tighten back around the spine and joints. Maintaining regular chiropractic care after delivery can help relieve pain and keep your spine moving smoothly.