Pregnancy should be a time of happiness and anticipation. However, as your body adapts to support the growing baby and prepare for delivery, you may start to feel joint and muscle pain.
Pregnancy and child care increase women’s vulnerability to back problems. Studies in the USA indicate that between 40% and 60% of pregnant women get back pain.*1
From this statistic, you may have thought low back pain was an unavoidable part of pregnancy, however, with chiropractic, physiotherapy and massage treatment programmes focussed on good posture, safe movement, back exercises and improved mobility you could gain relief and meet pregnancy’s special demands.
In addition to preventing or reducing back pain, your programme may bring other benefits. No one can promise an easy delivery or a fast recovery. But, you may find that the improved biomechanical function and increased strength gained from your chiropractor programme improves your stamina and ability to push during labour.