At no time in a woman’s life is the incredible adaptive capacity of the human body more evident than during pregnancy. The physiological changes that accompany pregnancy are nothing short of amazing. Unfortunately, the amount of physical and emotional stress endured by the mother during this time of life often causes abnormal levels of spinal strain, which may lead to many of the common complaints associated with pregnancy including back pain, fatigue, and a more uncomfortable labour.
Approximately one-half of all women report experiencing some level of back pain during their pregnancy 1, causing some expecting mothers to feel that aches and pains are normal and to be expected when they’re carrying a child. However, the reality is that this doesn't have to be the case. Chiropractic care can often help make pregnancy more enjoyable by effectively treating the strain placed on the spine and pelvis caused by the growing fetus, thus creating a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery.
There are other advantages of engaging in chiropractic during pregnancy as well. By treating subluxations and aligning the spine, the brain is better able to communicate with the rest of your body, which means more stable hormone levels, fewer headaches, potentially less nausea, and more.
Studies have found that chiropractic during pregnancy is both effective and very low risk 1, which means that expecting mothers can enjoy the benefits of chiropractic physically as well as mentally.
Give our office a call today at (08) 8374 2000 to make an appointment so we can help you have a happier, healthier pregnancy.
1 George JW, et al. A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing A Multimodal Intervention and Standard Obstetrics Care For Low Back and Pelvic Pain In Pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 (Apr); 208 (4): 295. e1-7