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“I am now 39 weeks pregnant and I feel better than I did at 20 weeks pregnant!”
“I didn’t know I could feel this good in pregnancy, let alone at the end of my 3rd!”
From poor sleep, to ‘all over the place’ energy levels, to back pain…. these are some of the complaints that pregnant women are told are to be considered ‘normal’, yet we see great improvements with in our office.
If there is any imbalance in your spine and pelvis, it stresses your nerve system and underlying function. In the case of a pregnant women, some of these stresses can show up as poor sleep, poor energy, slowed digestion and/or pain (among other things).
By measuring the nerve system function, our chiropractors can not only help get to the cause of your main concern but also help in the overall health of your body and pregnancy.
To find out how you can benefit from chiropractic care, call our team today and schedule your initial assessment. 778.355.3533
During pregnancy, a woman's center of gravity shifts forward to the front of her pelvis. This additional weight in front, causes stress to the joints of the pelvis and low back. As the baby grows in size, the added weight causes the curvature of her lower back to increase, placing extra stress on the fragile facet joints on the back side of the spine. Any pre-existing problems in a woman's spine tend to be exacerbated as the spine and pelvis become overtaxed, often leading to pain and difficulty performing normal daily activities.
Studies have found that about half of all expectant mothers develop low-back pain at some point during their pregnancies. This is especially true during the third trimester when the baby's body gains the most weight. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the pain and discomfort frequently experienced in pregnancy, and creates an environment for an easier, safer delivery. It is one safe and effective way to help the spine and pelvis cope with the rapid increase in physical stress by restoring a state of balance. In fact, most women have found that chiropractic care helped them avoid the use of pain medications during their pregnancy, and studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments help to reduce time in labor. Your chiropractor should be your partner for a healthy pregnancy. They can provide adjustments, as well as offer nutritional, ergonomic and exercise advice to help address your special needs.
Testimonial: Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care
Before seeing Dr. Marie, I had never been to a chiropractor. I was a little skeptical, especially since I was pregnant and I wasn’t even sure if it was safe for my baby. At 30 weeks of pregnancy, I started experiencing middle and lower back pain, and sometimes shooting pain down my legs. Often I would find myself on the verge of crying; I was frustrated. I had trouble doing the easiest tasks, let alone keeping my house in order with another toddler running around.
I had tried to deal with this pain on my own as people kept telling me it was “normal pregnancy pain.”
But I knew my body and I knew this wasn’t or didn’t have to be “normal.”
On my first visit to see Dr. Marie I was pleasantly surprised to see an office full of moms (and dads!) babies, and even pregnant women like me! I instantly felt less skeptical and for the first time in weeks, hopeful of feeling better. Dr. Marie was very caring, knowledgeable and extremely passionate about what she does. She didn’t make me feel like just another patient in a waiting room, it felt like she really wanted to get to know me and my baby.
After the first few adjustments I could tell I had found something that worked. I had found the drug-free alternative I was looking for. I could see the difference with my group of pregnant friends who were not getting chiropractic care. I was the only one not complaining about back pain! Not only did my back pain diminish, but I felt better as a whole person: mentally, physically and emotionally; something that I wasn’t expecting.
After everything I received at Optimum Family Chiropractic I was able to arrive at a better place and in a better condition for the big moment in my life. The labour and birth of my baby went beautifully. I was surprised to find that my recovery was a lot better and faster than I had expected. It’s comforting to know that I was able to enjoy the rest of my pregnancy and become excited for this next big step in life.
With all the gratitude in the world,
Michelle and family.
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