17 Jun Lauren’s passion for pregnancy & paediatric chiro care
Lauren joined CBH nearly 3 years ago, at the clinic she sees a diverse range of people – and with this comes a diverse range of issues! She is well versed in a variety of techniques, so she is able to get the best results for each individual.
Chiropractic By Hand has a busy pregnancy and paediatric patient base and Lauren has a particular interest in how chiropractic can help babies, children & mums-to-be. Lauren’s patients have included our very own Polly – who has had weekly adjustments with Lauren throughout her pregnancy and Josie – our virtual assistant also had treatments with Lauren whilst pregnant!
Here Lauren shares her thoughts about her passion:
“I’ve always had a keen interest in treating pregnant women since working at a New-born Feeding Clinic in Bournemouth which allowed me to work alongside midwives during my Master’s degree. Following this I spent time attending postgraduate courses with particular emphasis on pregnancy care.
I love treating pregnant women as I find it extremely rewarding to be able to promote comfort and help ease aches and pains as a mother’s body adapts to accommodate the growth of her baby. Chiropractic treatment and specific pregnancy exercises can offer safe, gentle relief of discomfort during pregnancy. I’m very lucky to be part of a mum’s journey through her pregnancy – and the best part is getting to meet the little one afterwards!’’
There is no lower age limit to have chiropractic treatment and so Lauren has treated patients as young as one day old! Babies’ skeletons are softer than an adult’s and so Lauren uses gentler techniques when treating babies.
‘‘Very gentle manipulation could help soothe and relax your baby. We often reassure parents that the pressure used can be compared to that used to touch your own eyeball. Though often it’s seeing their little ones looking up at us and sticking their tongues out (their way of saying hello!) that really helps the parent relax! It’s truly lovely for us as well having a beautiful baby gaze up at you as a regular part of your working day. At the moment they don’t even seem to mind the masks!’’