What To Expect When You’re Expecting

What To Expect When You’re Expecting

Bottom Line:

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 over 90% of 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.

Why it Matters:

Chiropractic care has been shown to be one of the safest and most effective ways to help relieve pregnancy related back pain both during and after pregnancy. Having a Chiropractor on your prenatal care team will help you stay active and maintain a high quality of life throughout your pregnancy.

  • Extra weight in the abdominal area places stress on the joints in the low back.
  • This stress on the low back (or hyperlordosis) can lead to pregnancy-related low back pain (PRLBP).
  • A recent study shows Chiropractic care both reduces pain and improves the quality of life PRLBP sufferers.

Next Steps:

Take an extra copy of this handout and share it with a friend who is expecting. You might be surprised how many women don’t know how much better their pregnancy experience could be with Chiropractic care…

Science Source:

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 23.