Pregnancy Discomfort

Overview

Roughly one half of all pregnant women suffer from low back pain. Modern medicine now asserts that pregnancy-related low back pain is associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction - a joint malposition between the sacrum and ilium (what many may refer to as the "hip bone"). A misaligned pelvis reduces the available space for a developing baby, referred to as intrauterine constraint.

Pregnancy greatly affects hormones, and some of these hormones relax the muscles, joints, and ligaments of the body, allowing the pelvis to accommodate the growing baby. However, this relaxation combined with postural changes, weight gain, and stretching of the abdomen also disturbs the proper alignment of the spine and pelvis. This, in turn, increases stress on the joints, nerves, and discs of the low back and pelvis to create pain.

How We Can Help

Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy restores balance to the pelvis and the dozens of muscles and ligaments that attach to it. This leads to better deliveries for you and your baby.
Studies show that pregnant mothers under chiropractic care suffer less "back labor" and have significantly reduced labor.

Divine Design offers a drug-free approach to pain reduction. For obvious reasons, it is not ideal for pregnant women to take unnecessary or possibly harmful medications. Chiropractic provides relief without worry during this extremely important time in a woman's life.