Pregnancy

Dr. Harmony Mir has a keen interest in treating Pregnant women. She has studied in various locations across North America, South America, and parts of Europe to learn more about Chiropractic care for Pediatrics and Pregnancy.

Dr. Harmony Mir holds several certifications in techniques related to the Chiropractic care of Pediatric and Pregnancy patients. In addition to this, Dr. Mir has studied with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) of which she is also Webster Certified & is certified with the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP). Dr. Harmony is very interested in helping pregnant women feel more at ease during their pregnancy and loves to help educate them throughout their prenatal and postnatal care.

Pregnancy is a very special time for families and loved ones. Pregnancy and the creation of another life is a beautiful and miraculous process however, women can find themselves feeling aches and pains along with general discomforts related to their pregnancy. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can greatly help ease many of these discomforts.

During pregnancy, the increase in weight in the front of the pregnant woman’s body changes her balance and base of support. As she grows, more compressional forces are placed on her joints and ligaments, while her body releases a hormone called “Relaxin”. This Relaxin hormone aids in relaxing the pregnant woman’s ligaments and joints, causing the ligaments that hold her joints together to loosen in preparation of delivery. As a result of this, her joints feel less stable and her muscles tighten and contract to provide more support.

prenatal and postnatal chiropractic kelownaAs the woman moves through her trimesters, specific Chiropractic techniques help with common pregnancy related aches and pains such as: Sciatica, Ligament Tension, Pubic pain and Dysfunction, Tailbone strain, Rib pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and much more. It is never to late to see a Chiropractor during your pregnancy, however, the earlier support will help decrease unwanted discomforts.

Webster Technique:

Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment for all weight-bearing individuals.  To learn more about Webster Technique, check out Dr. Harmony Mir’s blog post on Webster Technique.

Postnatal Chiropractic care is helpful to any mother as it helps the woman recover. This helps her focus on the health and wellbeing of her new baby and enjoy all the new precious moments. After delivery, the woman’s ligaments begin to tighten and the joints start to realign. Seeing a Chiropractor in the first few weeks to months after delivery can help avoid misalignments and support optimal balance in her joints and ligaments as they tighten. All Chiropractic techniques can be modified to accommodate the new mom’s recovery whether she had a vaginal or cesarean birth. In addition to this, the Chiropractor can provide valuable advice on proper postnatal exercises and the proper ergonomics of nursing and carrying your newborn.

Dr. Harmony Mir Chiropractor KelwonaDr. Harmony Mir has substantial training and experience in the Chiropractic care for pregnant patients. She is very gentle, knowledgable, and skilled in providing Chiropractic care to pregnant women and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her patients. The 9 months of pregnancy are a very important time and Dr. Harmony is happy to help you through it.

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