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Pregnancy can be a wonderful time of anticipation. Whether you and your partner are looking forward to welcoming your first child, or to expanding your family with an addition, it’s a joyous wait. That doesn’t mean it’s all roses for the expectant mama. Along with the glow, pregnancy can bring a host of discomforts. One of the most common of these is back pain. Even women who have never before experienced back pain can find that they’re struggling, especially once they hit the halfway mark in pregnancy.
Symphysis pubic pain during pregnancy commonly makes sleeping, going up and down the stairs, and getting into and out of the car very difficult and painful. Many women suffer with this discomfort during their pregnancies especially as they approach the later months and the baby puts more pressure on this area. Typically, the symphysis pubis joint, located in the front central region of the pelvis, is very stable. However, pregnancy causes changes in hormones that make this joint more flexible in preparation for the growing baby and labor and delivery. Because pregnant women typically avoid taking medication during pregnancy, they may not know about natural ways to get rid of this pain.
https://sleighfamilychiropractic.com/pregnancy-chiropractorThe current rate of cesarean section in the United States is 40-50%. The World Health Organization states that this rate should not be higher than 15%. That is a huge discrepancy! Once common cause for cesarean section is improper position of the baby. This could include breech or transverse position of the baby. Many women are told that their only option to help their baby turn is a rather uncomfortable, not very successful procedure, called an external version.
Pregnancy can be a very wonderful time in a woman’s life. However, many times the aches and pains caused by common daily activities can make pregnancy much more difficult. Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh are pregnancy chiropractors who find that many pregnant women can avoid some of this by following these guidelines:
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.
When a pregnant woman is told that her baby is in the breech position, she is commonly given two options: 1) schedule a cesarean section or 2) do an External Cephalic Version (ECV). What many pregnant women do not know is that there is another option: The Chiropractic Webster Technique. This article describes what the Webster Technique is and how it may help women avoid breech presentation and cesarean section.
Pregnant women go to great lengths to ensure the safe and healthy development of their babies. So when they experience back pain during pregnancy, they avoid taking medications that could harm the baby. The mom to be may even consult with her OB-Gyne who may recommend some stretching, heat or ice. But what if that doesn’t alleviate her back pain?
Below is the full transcript of our new video about stretches to help get rid of hip, low back, and leg pain for pregnant women. Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh demonstrate the stretch in the YouTube video entitled “Stretches Relieve Hip, Low Back and Leg Pain In Pregnancy.”
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