Conditions

Pregnancy Aches & Pains

Growing a baby is hard work. The body will go through a lot of changes as a baby grows and hormone levels change. Along with common symptoms of pregnancy i.e. fatigue, heartburn, swelling and breathing problems; aches and pain can occur and can make a pregnancy an unpleasant experience.

Common aches and pains include:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pelvic pain
  • Numbness and/or tingling in hands, fingers, legs and feet
  • Leg cramps

Aches and pains can be most noticeable when you are:

  • Walking/exercising
  • Going upstairs
  • In the morning
  • Towards the evening
  • Turning over in bed
  • Doing housework
  • Looking after other children

Symptoms can occur for no particular reason or may be linked to a number of issues including:

  • Release of certain hormones during pregnancy
  • Previous history/injury of low back/pelvic pain
  • Position of the baby
  • Your job
  • Level of activity
  • Daily postures

Chiropractic care has a fantastic record for decreasing the uncomfortable aches and pains felt during pregnancy and can even help with the birthing process.

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