During pregnancy your posture, center of gravity, and body mass changes as the fetus develops. There is also a loosening of the ligaments, which hold the bones together, especially where the pelvis and spine connect. The average weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds, combined with the increased stress placed on the body by the baby, can sometimes result in severe discomfort.
Chiropractic care is a drugless way to relieve back pain and other symptoms that occur during pregnancy. Studies show that chiropractic is safe for mother and child, controls back pain, shorten labor, and can even help women get pregnant.
Even before you become pregnant, a chiropractor can help. They will be able to properly assess your body and diagnose any already existing imbalances in your pelvis or elsewhere that may increase your discomfort during pregnancy.
Additionally, they can detect factors in your skeletal structure that may lead to problems after you give birth.
After pregnancy, your chiropractor can treat you to help ensure that stretched out joints and loosened ligaments get back to their proper places