Let’s be honest, pregnancy is really hard on the body. Not only does the body change in structure but it also rapidly changes in weight as well. As your baby grows and gets heavier, the weight of your expanding belly changes your posture and spinal curvature. This new weight gain forces your body to adapt to the additional stress now placed all over your body.
Normally when a person gains weight, it gets dispersed all over the body. This is a reason why we can’t really troubleshoot weight loss. But for new mothers, there is only one place the weight is going, the front and center of their body. This is why there is so much back pain involved in pregnancy, as women have to relearn their center of gravity and compensate their posture accordingly.
Just like the spinal changes, weight change negatively affects joint function and nerve communication. This is another reason why chiropractic care during pregnancy is so important. Even just a few sessions throughout your term can restore proper posture and prevent some of the pregnancy stressors and pain that affect most women.