Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it can also be an uncomfortable time. At Sleigh Family Chiropractic, we understand the joy and anticipation you may be experiencing—along with the aches and pains that may make you feel miserable. You may feel like you have to suffer through pregnancy because you don’t want to take many common pain-relieving medications. We are here to tell you that we can help! Chiropractic care is very safe and effective throughout pregnancy. Our chiropractors are not only parents, they are all specially certified in pregnancy chiropractic through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
Throughout pregnancy, the body is constantly changing. As your baby grows, weight gain increases the demand on the muscles and ligaments of your spine and pelvis, which alone can lead to a lot of discomfort. Pregnancy also causes your center of gravity to shift, forcing you to compensate with improper posture. The most common posture change is an increased curve in the lower back, which can put extra stress on the joints, leading to lower back pain. It can also create imbalances and tightness in muscles like the iliopsoas.