Throughout pregnancy, a woman’s body experiences posture changes as her belly and breasts grow in size. With the presence of relaxin, her ligaments become softer throughout her body and she does not have the same stability of her ligaments as she did before becoming pregnant. Especially in the third trimester when the baby doubles in size, increased weight gain in the front of the body and ligament laxity caused by relaxin can cause a pregnant woman’s pelvis to torsion quite naturally.
Chiropractic adjustments help to bring a pregnant woman's pelvis back into alignment, which help to relieve discomfort and provide better movement of the body.
The time after a baby is born is called transition time for new parents – they have to learn how to care for their baby as well as how to be a family. These additional roles and the learning curve of how to make them work affect change within a marriage.
After you have completed your birth plan (or at least finished your first draft) See How to write your Birth Plan article) it’s time to find a caregiver who will help you have the birth experience that you hope to have. One of the most difficult parts of pregnancy and birth is to find a caregiver who supports your vision of an ideal birth, and who you like and trust.
A birth plan is really the beginning of your journey to becoming a mother. At this point, you might be saying to yourself, “Whoa! I’ve just found out that I’m pregnant, and you want me to decide upon my birth plan? I’m just not ready for this!”
Other people’s opinions about your pregnancy and childbirth can be intimidating and extremely frustrating, especially if you haven’t made up your mind about the decisions that have to be made. Throughout this blog, we would like to present the different circles of influence that you have in your life and to help you put them into perspective.
It is extremely helpful during your pregnancy to eliminate the clutter in your mind and in your life so you can focus on family bonding once your baby is born. Brainstorming all the tasks that need to be completed is a great way to start. Take a large piece of paper and draw a line down the middle. Designate one side for home tasks and the other for work tasks and then inventory of your home and work life and list everything you find that needs completing, no matter how large or how small.
As a pregnancy-focused chiropractor, new-mom knee pain is a very common occurrence in my clinic. Now, I’m all for new-moms taking care of themselves. I wish that more moms would carve out 30 minutes a day to do something they love. Running, however, sometimes creates knee pain for new-moms, and here’s why:
Most women have difficulties at the end of their pregnancy. Their low back aches and aches and aches. They are tired. Their feet and hands are swollen. They have difficulties moving about, and exercise is hard on their joints and their bodies.
For my patients, just getting themselves to my clinic for their well mom pregnancy adjustment takes a lot of energy…and at that point, I usually ask them to go swimming. Many don’t – if they are not comfortable with swimming in the first place, it might not be a top priority for them. However, the women who do try swimming fall in love with it, and here’s why: