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Why is your back giving you grief during your pregnancy?

Back pain during pregnancy is common, there is relief!

Back pain during pregnancy is common, there is relief!

During pregnancy, your body makes a hormone called relaxin that allows ligaments in the pelvic area to relax and the joints to become looser in preparation for the birth process. The same hormone can cause ligaments that support the spine to loosen, leading to instability and pain.

Most pregnant women generally agree on one point – that back pain is definitely a health concern at some point during their pregnancy. In fact, it is estimated that 50 – 80% of all pregnant women experience it in some form.

What can you do to alleviate it during pregnancy? Here are a few completely natural solutions to get started.

  1. Exercise to strengthen the muscles in your neck, back and abdomen; try yoga or Pilates.
  2. Rest as often as possible; use a body pregnancy pillow to help with additional support.
  3. If you sit at a desk job, practice good posture and use a footstool.
  4. Watch your weight gain – 25-35 pounds (10-15 kg) is considered fairly normal for a typical pregnancy.
  5. Get regular chiropractic adjustments at our practice.

Expecting a bundle of joy soon? Give us a call to schedule your next appointment.


Dr. Vera Baziuk

Your Chiropractic Lifestyle Doctor









Appointments: 780-705-3111



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