The Gold Coast Chiropractor

Pregnancy: How Your Body Changes

Did you know… the changes that help guide a successful birth process can also wreak havoc on a woman’s back and joints.

Bottom Line
During pregnancy, the hormone Relaxin is produced to help loosen the joints and ligaments of the pelvis, to best prepare the body for birth. Relaxin not only relaxes those ligaments in the pelvis but also stretches other joints and ligaments all over the body.

Why It Matters
This is one reason pregnant woman develop back pain or sciatica. As those ligaments become looser, the body’s centre of gravity is pulled forward by the growing baby. A woman’s lower back can become over-stressed by these biomechanical changes, resulting in pain.

Next Steps
Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life and a unique time for the body. If you or an expecting mother, you know are looking to find natural pain relief solutions, give us a call. We’re happy to evaluate you and work with your birth team to provide non-invasive, safe, effective care that can help keep you active through all three trimesters!

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Science Source(s): Back Pain in Pregnancy. University of Rochester Medical Centre. 2020