Bottom Line: Pregnancy is a special time in every couple’s life. Having a baby is an emotional rollercoaster. Joy, happiness, anticipation, and excitement are all part of the process, but the process of how an expecting mom’s body changes over the course of her pregnancy is a different story. For over 90% of women, these changes result in low back pain, and over half of women with back pain during pregnancy will continue to have back pain after pregnancy.
Why it Matters: Chiropractic care has been shown to be one of the safest and most effective ways to help relieve pregnancy related back pain both during and after pregnancy. Having a Chiropractor on your prenatal care team will help you stay active and maintain a high quality of life throughout your pregnancy.
Next Steps: Share this article with a friend who is expecting. You might be surprised how many women don’t know how much better their pregnancy experience could be with Chiropractic care.
(1) A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Multimodal Intervention and Standard Obstetrics Care for Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012 Oct 23.
by Christopher Freytag, D.C.