I had been seeing Kate at Vitality Chiropractic for about a year before I became pregnant and gained relief from terrible tension headaches which had plagued me most of my adult life. This meant that during my pregnancy I didn't need to take many pain killers, which provided me great peace of mind.
While pregnant with my first child, I continued to see Kate and, in addition to keeping my neck in order, she helped my general spinal health and I felt I was able to play tennis (lightly) up to 22 weeks, whilst I grew in size!
In the later weeks of pregnancy my hips and pelvis became very sore. But on each and every occasion of seeing my chiropractor, this eased.
I was adjusted 11 days before my due date, and Kate informed me that my body was doing really well, and that I was all 'in-line' and 'ready' for the imminent delivery.
I didn't realise quite how ready I was... My waters broke naturally at 5.30 am the next day!
Labour started calmly, with regular contractions increasing in intensity over the next few hours.
I had my beautiful baby girl in my arms by 4pm.
I delivered naturally without any pain killers until finally using a little gas and air for the last hour and a half.
Labour went so well, that when it was time to return to my room, instead of going in a wheel chair, I walked myself!
After having such a wonderful birth experience, I can honestly say that I wouldn't contemplate having another baby without chiropractic assistance.
I would like to thank Kate and Vitality chiropractic for all the treatment and kindness that they have given to me and my family.
Roll on the next!!!