Some of the most common symptoms associated with pregnancy include backache, leg pains, and swelling of the lower limbs. The hormones of pregnancy that serve to soften ligaments and soft tissues to ease the birth process may also decrease the stability of the spine and pelvic joints. As the baby develops and the weight of the baby adds an additional burden to the spine, spinal stability is even harder to maintain. Spinal misalignments, called subluxations, may result.
Pregnant women may benefit from chiropractic care throughout the course of their pregnancy. Regular care may prevent the subluxations that create nerve pressure to the legs, hips, muscles, and organs of the body. Proper nervous system health during pregnancy is crucial not only for mother, but also for the baby. In addition, regular chiropractic care may contribute to a normal, trouble-free delivery. To maximize your body's ability to deal with the birth process include chiropractic in your health care routine during pregnancy.