An estimated 85% of women experience back pain during pregnancy. Why? As a woman enters her second or third trimester, her growing baby pulls her body’s center of gravity forward, which in turn increases the curve of her low back. That increased amount of stress on the low back often leads to pain.
A woman’s body undergoes many transformations during the nine months of pregnancy. Some of these changes are visible, such as an expanding belly, while others, such as morning sickness and backaches, may not be as visible but are equally well known. Then there a few body changes are often unexpected and catch some women by surprise.
Bottom Line: Midwives, doulas, and OB-GYN’s can all be important during pregnancy. Each has a unique role to play, whether that’s support, education, or even delivery. Your prenatal team is there to make sure you have a safe and memorable birth experience, and when it comes to relieving pregnancy-related back pain, there is no better choice than a Chiropractor. (more…)
Bottom Line: Did you know, 90% of women who receive Chiropractic care during pregnancy wish they could stay pregnant for another six months!? Ok, ok, that was a joke – but it’s no joke that research supports Chiropractic care as one of the most safe and effective options for assisting with pregnancy-related low back pain. (more…)