Over the duration of pregnancy, expectant mothers will gain anywhere from 30-40 pounds. The increased weight gain will cause a shift in gravity, which will cause an increase in curvature of the spine, leading to back pain. During this time many women experience symptoms due to spinal misalignments. Some of these symptoms include frequent headaches, neck pain, mid back pain, rib pain, indigestion, pubic pain, low back pain, sciatica, and constipation. Most women report relief of these symptoms following chiropractic adjustments.
Sacral misalignments cause an imbalance in the muscles and torsion in the ligaments which lead to an uneven pull of the uterus and restricted fetal space for movement.
Regular chiropractic care for expectant mothers prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating balance within the bony structures, muscles, and ligaments.