Many don’t know, but Chiropractic is something that can be a serious benefit to pregnant women. Studies have shown that about 50% of expecting mothers develop low back pain during their pregnancy and most especially in the third trimester when the bodies weight has increased substantially. So, we have devised a couple of tips that we think will be helpful to make pregnancy more comfortable and protect the mothers health.
Be sure to get adjusted regularly. Chiropractic care is important to help maintain a healthy skeletal structure and nervous system function throughout a pregnancy and childbirth.
Wear flat shoes with arch supports. Your feet become more susceptible to injury during pregnancy, partially due to a rapidly increasing body weight, but also because the ligaments that support the feet become more lax.
When sleeping, lay on your side with a pillow between your knees to take pressure off your lower back. Full-length “body pillows” or “pregnancy wedges” are very popular and can be helpful. (Read More)
For more information on how to help protect your health and maintain comfort during your pregnancy contact Dr. Dirk Woodmansee at the Midvalley Chiropractic Clinic. It’s your life…live it in health.