Pregnancy is a special time in every couple’s life. Having a baby is an emotional rollercoaster. Joy, happiness, anticipation, and excitement are all part of the process, but the process of how an expecting mom’s body changes over the course of her pregnancy is a different story. For most women, these changes result in low back pain, and over half of women with back pain during pregnancy will continue to have back pain after pregnancy.
- Over 90% of women will experience low back and pelvic pain during pregnancy.
Going through three trimesters and nearly ten full months of carrying a baby is a long, long, long time. Even just a few months can seem like an eternity if you’re a mom dealing with pregnancy-related low back pain. We’ve got great news for you – it doesn’t need to be that way! Chiropractic care has helped millions of expecting mothers feel better than ever – before, during and after their pregnancies.
- Drastic hormone changes occur during pregnancy that affect a woman’s musculoskeletal system.
- The hormone relaxin loosens the ligaments of her pelvis and spine.
- The instability and loosening of these ligaments can cause her back and sciatica pain.
Chiropractors around the world work hand in hand with midwives, doulas, and OB-GYNs. A chiropractor’s role is to help an expecting mom stay active, pain-free, and as comfortable as possible both before and after her delivery.
- Researchers have found chiropractic care reduces low back pain in pregnant women by over 60%.
- Pregnant women receiving chiropractic care reported significantly less trouble sleeping.
- Chiropractic and obstetric care together result in greater pain reduction than obstetric care alone.
Go to our practice’s Facebook page and share the video we recently posted on pregnancy. You probably have friends who are pregnant right now or thinking of getting pregnant soon. Let them know they have a chiropractor close by who can help them let the good times roll!
Bookmark this blog and share it with your OB-GYN, midwife, or doula. Let them know you have a Chiropractor on your prenatal care team! Show them that research supports the use of Chiropractic care during pregnancy. This is the “evidence” they may need to know it’s a smart decision.
A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Multimodal Intervention and Standard Obstetrics Care for Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012 Oct 2
Chiropractic Treatment of a Pregnant Patient with Lumbar Radiculopathy Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 2007. 6. 153-158