Pregnancy also changes the size and shape of your pelvis, as well as increasing the way you curve your back due to the growing abdomen. All of these physical changes can lead to unnecessary pressure on the spine, causing damage that lingers long after the baby has been delivered.
Much of the back and hip pain experienced during pregnancy is caused by these issues. However, a chiropractor allows you to avoid this reality, by giving your spine regular maintenance to counterbalance the changes occurring in your body. One study found that over 75% of pregnant women experienced substantial pain relief after regular chiropractic sessions.
Simply put, chiropractic care during pregnancy can help in three major ways:
- Reducing or minimising experiences of nausea during pregnancy
- Relieving pain in the joints, neck, back, and hips
- Creating a healthier pregnancy experience with a less complicated delivery