Odds are you’ve heard about the beauty of pregnancy, the moment where the pregnant woman seems to be positively glowing with radiant good health. Don’t get us wrong, that can happen. However, for the majority of women who have experienced or are experiencing pregnancy, their experience is frequently different.
Back and neck pain are highly common during pregnancy. This happens due to new stresses placed upon your body. As your baby grows, your center of gravity will gradually shift forward. The posterior center of your pelvis has the capacity and depth to allow you to carry a baby, but the displaced weight is still going to create stress on your joints. Furthermore, body weight is projected forward, causing your lower back to curve. It’s also common for the added pressure to cause irritation to the sciatic nerve.
Fortunately, regular chiropractic treatments can help. During pregnancy, a chiropractor can find restrictions in your pelvis as well as throughout the rest of your spine. When a restriction is corrected, this can help limit pain and may facilitate proper positioning for birth. During the birth itself, chiropractors can make adjustments to create an easier process for both you and your baby.
Learn more about how we can help using the Webster Technique.
At Whole Health Chiropractic, whether this is your first baby or you’ve experienced the joy of birth before, we can help. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or by phone today.