Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy is an essential part of prenatal care! Studies have shown half of all expecting mothers will have low-back pain during their pregnancy, especially during late pregnancy. For women who already suffer from low-back pain, specifically sciatic nerve pain, the problem can get worse during pregnancy.
Even in early pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity shifts to the front of her pelvis. As the baby develops the curve of the mother’s lower back increases which increases stress on the lumbar spinal disks. The body starts to compensate for this change including the curvature of the upper spine. The pregnancy hormone called relaxin causes ligaments in the body to loosen, specifically affecting the pelvis. These natural changes cause imbalances in posture making pregnant women more prone to trips and falls.
Getting adjusted throughout your pregnancy helps keep your body aligned and balanced. It is safe for mother and the developing baby. In fact, the American Pregnancy Association encourages mothers-to-be to find a chiropractor who specializes in prenatal care. Their website lists multiple benefits of using chiropractic care during pregnancy.
Dr. Tiffany is passionate about helping expectant mothers find comfort during their pregnancy. She has specialized in prenatal chiropractic through her training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.