Stress of Pregnancy

During pregnancy, the woman’s center of gravity shifts forward, placing stress on the low back, pelvis and knees. A misaligned pelvis may reduce room available for the developing baby.

AN INCREASE IN CORTISOL (“THE STRESS HORMONE”) IS NORMAL DURING PREGNANCY, BUT…

Unusually high levels of cortisol can increase risk of:

Miscarriage

Preeclampsia

Retardation

Developmental Delays

NECK PAIN MAY RESULT FROM:

Change in body positioning

Carriage of extra weight

Increased levels of hormones, which shift joints and relax ligaments to point of discomfort

HEADACHES CAN RESULT FROM:

Surge in hormones

Increase in blood circulation

Tension from carrying extra weight

Preeclampsia (pregnancy-induced high blood pressure)

Change in posture

Lack of sleep

Chiropractic care during pregnancy? Absolutely!

Chiropractic may help to allow for a healthier pregnancy

Reduce pressure on the spine

Improve posture

Help overall well being

Special techniques and/or equipment is used, to avoid extra pressure on the abdomen