During pregnancy, a mother’s body undergoes many changes to accommodate the growing baby inside of her. Some of these changes can create pain and discomfort that interferes with the happiness that this special time can bring.
Weight Gain: On average, a woman will gain between 25-35 pounds during a typical pregnancy. When the skeleton is carrying an additional 20% of weight, it can create stress on the bones and muscles.
Posture: As her baby grows, the mother’s center of gravity changes and this alters her posture. This creates an additional strain on back muscles and soft tissues during pregnancy.
Pelvic Stress: During the third trimester, the additional pressure on the pelvis can cause minor discomfort up to debilitating pain.
Hormonal Changes: During pregnancy, a hormone known as relaxin is released. This hormone triggers the loosening of cartilidge, ligaments and other soft tissues to make the body flexible for childbirth. This can make the joints feel loose and the body less stable.
Chiropractic care is a great way to ease the pain and discomfort these pregnancy conditions cause. In fact, 94% of expectant moms in a recent study reported a significant reduction of lower back pain following treatment from a licensed chiropractor. It is also important to point out that this improvement only took two visits over 4 to 5 days to achieve.
If you are a mom-to-be, learn more about how chiropractic care can improve your quality of life during this very special time. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cheree to begin a treatment plan that is safe for you and your baby.