Things Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Pregnancy

Why Don't I Feel Good During Pregnancy? 

Congratulations! You’ve just found out you are pregnant. You are happy, excited and feeling great. Then one day, it hits you – nausea, back pain, sciatic pain, heartburn, headaches, carpal tunnel, and hip pain to name a few. Your idea of having an enjoyable pregnancy has now been side lined by uncomfortable symptoms. Some women may feel that these are normal “side effects” of pregnancy. Some may decide to grin and bear it, hoping for their due date to quickly arrive and provide relief after the baby is born. But there is something that you can do to help alleviate those symptoms! 

Although your body is rapidly changing on a daily basis, it is designed to adapt to all of these changes. When your body is healthy and when your musculoskeletal system is properly aligned, you can enjoy your pregnancy without dealing with nagging and painful symptoms. These symptoms are just signals to let you know that there’s an area of your body that is out of balance and it requires attention.

Hormonal and structural changes that a woman goes through during pregnancy can lead to spinal and pelvic misalignment. This can cause sciatic pain, low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other uncomfortable and painful symptoms. These symptoms can become severe, because the spinal and pelvic misalignments create interference and pressure on nerves. Nerve pressure, especially for prolonged periods of time during pregnancy, can create major stress overload to the mother’s nervous system and potentially impair her overall health, as well as the healthy development of her growing baby.

Chiropractic is a safe, non-invasive, gentle and effective way during to align the musculoskeletal system, especially the pelvis. Chiropractic also helps to create a healthy functioning nervous system.

Our nervous system controls every single function that our bodies need for daily duties, staying healthy and staying alive. When you are pregnant, your nervous system is functioning for two. Every ounce of energy and communication that is used to allow a baby in the womb to develop in the healthiest way, is first received from the mother’s nervous system. Chiropractic during pregnancy helps increase a mother’s chances that her baby is developing optimally, as well as allowing mom to feel more physically comfortable.

To find out if chiropractic is a fit for you, give me and the team at New Leaf Chiropractic a call today.  If for whatever reason chiropractic isn’t a fit for you, it’s my job to get you to the right person who can.