Chiropractic and Pregnancy
The weight of a growing baby causes changes to posture and puts strain on the back, pelvis, neck and shoulders. After the birth, everyday activities like lifting, carrying and feeding the baby can also lead to muscle soreness and joint problems.
Chiropractors help women prevent and overcome pain in these areas through safe and effective therapies, including specific strengthening and stretching exercises, posture correction, gentle spinal movement and massage.
ABDOMINAL MUSCLE WEAKNESS During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles are stretched and weakened. They may also separate down the midline. Abdominal muscle weakness – results in poor muscle control and backache.
Chiropractors are trained to prescribe specific abdominal exercises to assist full recovery.