Growing a tiny human is hard work! Our bodies take on a big load (literally) when we take on a rapidly growing baby. So let’s break it down.
First, we’re talking about the belly! While adorable, growing large enough to fit a baby puts stress on your low back and pelvic floor. This can lead to issues like low back pain, pubic symphysis pain, lightning crotch, and sciatica, to name a few. A baby bump also changes our centre of gravity which means it challenges your balance and how you stand upright all day long. The belly, along with round ligaments and psoas (hip flexors), battle erector muscles along your spine creating imbalance and discomfort or even pain all the way up the spine.
It’s not just our bellies that stretch. Blood volume increases during pregnancy and swelling is a common condition as well. This leaves less room for things like nerves! Yes, we’re looking at you, mommy thumb and carpal tunnel. Pain, numbness and tingling are all possible.
These are all neuromusculoskeletal issues that can be treated by any member of our team. We all take a lot of pride in being the best at taking care of moms-to-be. Prenatal chiropractic care is an excellent tool to get those nerves, muscles, joints, and ligaments feeling better. It’s more than just passion, our chiropractors have all spent many hours in continuing education to build our knowledge and skills surrounding perinatal care. And massage with Tara can be a great adjunct to relax tight, over worked muscles. We even have special pillows to help you safely lay on your belly!