Supplementary Exercises That Work With Chiropractic To Help Relieve Pregnancy Pain

For all the congratulations and good wishes you will receive throughout your pregnancy, there’s just no way to deny that sometimes the aches and pains that accompany the pregnancy are pretty difficult to deal with at times. If you really think about the stress and strain that pregnancy places on your body, it certainly makes sense – it’s difficult for virtually any body type to suddenly accommodate so much extra weight and the nutritious needs of a whole other being inside the body.

Many women who are pregnant are no strangers to the soreness in the joints, the limited mobility, and the backaches that come with such a dramatic change to the body that pregnancy provides. Fortunately there are steps you can take to improve your pain symptoms and be able to get through the day at a healthier pace. I found a great article by Live Strong that offers up some great suggestions on how to do certain stretches and other exercises that can work to relieve pain caused by pregnancy.

First, start with kegel exercises. These work to strengthen the pelvic floor, which will work to restore balance to the pelvic region and ease inflammation in the area, which may improve mobility and the ability to move around at an easier and faster pace. Kegels can also strengthen your bladder control, which is something that many women have a problem with when the baby grows and begins to press down on the bladder. One more great thing about kegels is that you can truly do them anywhere, in plain sight.

There are also many great yoga poses to try, including the pelvic tilt and the cat stretch. It may be beneficial to join a pregnancy yoga class in your area, so you can be encouraged to do these helpful stretches with other women who are experiencing the same issues as you are currently having. The social support can also boost your mood as well, which is great news for your unborn baby.

Finally, be sure to avoid certain exercises that may actually cause more harm to you and your unborn child. Lifting heavy weights while pregnant is strongly cautioned against, since this can just put even more unnecessary stress and strain on you. The last thing your joints need is undue stress and strain when they are already dealing with so much more added stress.

Used under Creative Commons Licensing courtesy of Charli White

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