Your body goes through many different changes during pregnancy to make space for the baby you're growing.
Lower back and leg pain is a common complaint in many pregnant women, who are sometimes left bedridden and unable to cope with the pain.
However, if you're pregnant and in pain, have you considered alternative forms of treatment?
Chiropractic care isn't only for athletes with injuries, it's also suitable and completely safe for pregnant women; here is a complete guide to chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy:
During pregnancy, it's common for the spine to curve inwards and the pelvic bone might start to separate as it prepares your body for the birthing process. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is just one common pregnancy-related issue as these joints are an integral part of the birthing process. You might be wondering: how can I tackle these pregnancy complaints without medication? The answer lies in the wonder of Chiropractic care. A professional chiropractor can gently realign your bones and improve your posture throughout pregnancy. With regular attendance, you'll notice a significant decrease in back and hip pain.
When to avoid visiting a chiropractor
Chiropractic care is safe for most women during pregnancy, but there are certain circumstances where you should avoid it. If you've suffered from vaginal bleeding, placenta abruption, or an ectopic pregnancy, seek advice from a medical professional.
More than just a method of pain relief for the expectant mother, chiropractic care can also benefit your baby. A pelvis that's out of alignment can limit the amount of space your child has; a chiropractor can correct this alignment, giving your unborn child more growing room.
The short answer is: yes! The pelvis starts to expand more rapidly during the second and third trimesters and this is the perfect time to visit a chiropractor. A medical professional will know your limits and how to adjust your posture to best strengthen your hips and pelvic floor.
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