Pregnancy & Chiropractic

Back and Pelvic Pain during Pregnancy

Many women experience back and pelvic pain during pregnancy due to hormonal and postural changes.  The expanding uterus shifts your centre of gravity and stretches out and weakens your abdominal muscles, changing your posture and putting strain on your back. It may also cause back pain if it's pressing on a nerve. In addition, the extra weight you're carrying means more work for your muscles and increased stress on your joints, which is why your back may feel worse at the end of the day.

Hormonal Changes in Pregnancy

Hormonal changes in pregnancy loosen your joints and the ligaments that attach your pelvic bones to your spine, which can make you feel less stable and cause pain when you walk, stand, sit for long periods, roll over in bed, get out of a low chair or the bathtub, bend, or lift things.

Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy

Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy helps maintain balance, alignment and flexibility.  In addition to feeling more comfortable during pregnancy, many patients also report less morning sickness.

Mothers who get adjusted may require less high-tech intervention, as when the baby is comfortable it can assume the optimal birthing position and with proper nerve supply, well-timed contractions help move the baby more easily through the birth canal.

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