A woman’s body undergoes many transformations during and after the months of pregnancy.
Some of these changes are easily recognized, such as an expanding abdomen and episodes of morning sickness, while others less well known.
In fact, some common physiological changes can catch expecting mothers by surprise.
Why it Matters:
Before we dive into those changes, let’s start with the basics.
Throughout a woman’s pregnancy, the hormone relaxin is produced to help loosen the joints and ligaments of the pelvis in order to prepare the body for delivery.
And while relaxin relaxes (hence the name) the ligaments in and around the pelvis, it also does the same to other joints and ligaments all over the body.
This is one reason many expecting mothers tend to develop back pain or sciatica symptoms (pain that starts in the back and then travels down the leg and into the foot). This may be one of the reasons you’ve been researching the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy.
While a baby continues to develop and grow, the baby pulls the mother’s center of gravity forward. As a result the mother’s biomechanics, balance, and posture are in a constant state of flux, and these changes can place a lot of stress on the supporting structures and muscles in the low back.
That’s where we come in. Chiropractic is a safe and all-natural option for the care of back pain before, during, and after pregnancy, and our entire team is here for you.
Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life and a unique time for their body. The changes that help facilitate a successful delivery can also wreak havoc on a mother’s back and joints.
If you or someone you know is experiencing pregnancy related back aches and pains and looking for natural, non-invasive pregnancy chiropractic care in Hallettsville, give us a call.
We are happy to work with your expecting family’s pregnancy team to provide the safest and most effective care to keep everyone active and feeling their best throughout all three trimesters and beyond!
by Christopher Freytag, D.C.