Any new mother will agree, carrying a child is no easy task when you consider the weight and strain it puts on the woman’s body. A woman’s body will undergo many changes during her pregnancy. Some of these changes will ease the physical strain of childbirth, while others will cause pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care can ease some of the discomfort associated with being pregnant and help make pregnancy a more pleasant experience.
“During pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity shifts forward to the front of her pelvis,” said Dr. Robert Striker with Foot Levelers. “As the baby grows in size, the woman’s weight is projected even farther forward, placing extra stress on the spine. These natural changes can result in postural imbalances, making pregnant women prone to having awkward trips and falls.”
During pregnancy, a woman’s body releases hormones that relax the body’s ligaments to allow for the birth process. Unfortunately, it also causes the ligaments in the feet to relax. Many women find that with the added weight of pregnancy, their arches collapse and their feet become longer and wider. This collapse and the unbalanced position that results is what cause foot, leg and back pain during and even after pregnancy.
Foot conditions can easily be treated with custom-made Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers by Foot Levelers. Designed to support all three arches of the foot, Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers provide all-day wear and support, leaving “Mom” refreshed and energetic even at the end of the day. The combination of Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers with regular spinal adjustments during pregnancy may help decrease the intensity of morning sickness, help reduce lower back pain, and tend to make the entire delivery process easier and less traumatic for both mother and child.
For more information on maintaining a healthier pregnancy with chiropractic care, visit your local doctor of chiropractic. To find a healthcare professional in your area, visit us on the web at http://www.footlevelers.com/find_professional.php