With all of the changes that occur in the body during pregnancy, pain is a common occurrence. Pregnant women often feel hopeless in alleviating this pain because common pain killers are not advised. One way to prevent or alleviate pregnancy pain is using better posture.
This picture shows the common posture changes during pregnancy that commonly lead to pain and discomfort. It also shows what good posture looks like.
These common posture changes put significant stress on the neck, upper back, lower back, pelvis, and hips. This stress commonly leads to pregnancy headaches, upper back pain, lower back pain, pelvic pain, and hip pain.
So what is proper posture during pregnancy and how can you achieve it? Although the posture described above is a common response to the growing fetus, the pregnant woman can consciously improve posture to avoid pregnancy pain and problems.
Not only will using better posture help you avoid many common pregnancy aches and pains, it can also improve the function of the organs inside your body. The picture above does a great job showing the effects of good pregnancy posture and bad pregnancy posture on the body. The overall health of the mom-to-be and the developing baby are greatly affected when proper pregnancy posture is used.
Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh care for many pregnant women in their office. They help them have healthier, less pain free pregnancies. Chiropractic care is gentle and safe throughout pregnancy. Call today to schedule your evaluation: 847-788-0880!