Your body goes through so many hormonal and physical changes during pregnancy, which can affect your posture and comfort, not to mention the comfort of your baby.
Of course, as your baby grows, your centre of gravity shifts and your abdominal muscles can weaken, which can lead to the curve in your lower back becoming more pronounced.
Luckily, regular chiropractic care during pregnancy can help to address the postural adaptations you may experience which may help to ease discomfort.
From helping you maintain a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy, there are a whole host of benefits to seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy.
Relief of aches and pains: A chiropractor can assist with relief of general spinal and pelvic pain by working on your adjusting your spine and loosening up your muscles with soft tissue work. They can also advise you on helpful stretches (to do at home) and relieve common aches and pains experienced during pregnancy.
Easy feeding: Of course, it’s just as important to continue seeing your chiropractor after your baby arrives. Whether you choose to breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby, holding your baby in a comfortable position is essential to preventing stress and stiffness in your neck and back. A chiropractor can help reduce those niggling aches and pains, and advise you on the best position for you and your baby.
Generally speaking, chiropractic care is safe and effective during pregnancy. Not only can it help manage back, hip and joint pain, but it can also re-establish pelvic and spinal biomechanics, which may lead to an easier labour and delivery.
Find a CASA-registered chiropractor today to discuss treatment options for your pregnancy-related pain.
This blog post is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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