Often when we talk about pregnancy, we think of the importance of the newborn, and in somehow, the future mother is neglected. The woman’s health and emotional well-being are vital for the baby. In this article, we will talk about mom, some common problems, and some tricks to solve them!
When the woman gets pregnant, she starts producing hormones that will prepare her body to deliver the baby. One of the various hormones that women’s produce is relaxin which aims to relax the structures of the pelvis (muscles, pubic symphysis) to facilitate the progression of the fetus in the birth canal during birth.
This relaxin however weakening the structures of the pelvis is one of the reasons why – 71% of women suffer from neck pain, back pain, low back pain, hip, and sacroiliitis – 64% suffer from pain in the pubic symphysis (belly) – 46% suffer from sciatica or low back pain (leg pain or altered sensation )To reduce or avoid these back and hip problems, to favour a correct pelvic position and, therefore, of the birth canal, the mother wants to keep her pelvis aligned.
Chiropractic is a profession that specialises in the appropriate functioning of the neuromusculoskeletal system, and here is what the Doctor of Chiropractic Francesco Mariani recommends:
To sleep more comfortably, people with back pain prefer to sleep on one side with a pillow between their legs or on their back with a pillow under their feet to decrease pelvic tilt. If mom has sitting problems, put them on knees lower than hips and avoid driving for long periods. It is also important to avoid sitting with your legs crossed as it brings the pelvis out of alignment and closes the pelvic canal. Should you have pain while standing, lean forward, this should give you some relief. “
Chiropractic is a safe, important, and effective practice during pregnancy and postpartum. Not only can chiropractic treat pain in the back, hips, and joints, but it can also establish pelvic balance. Having the pelvis aligned allows both the mother and the future baby to feel good during the pregnancy and having a more comfortable birth.
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