February 12, 2015
Anyone that has been in the practice lately would notice we have two very pregnant women in our office. Kim our chiropractic assistant is due in early February and I am due a week later. After the jokes of don’t drink the water or sit on the seats in this place a lot of people have now starting commenting on how unusually well we look and seem to be coping for women in their third trimester.
This has led to many great discussions on how society views pregnancy, which is almost like a sickness. We all know someone that has had a nightmare time of it, but when we read the many books and go online we are inundated with ‘what to expect pregnancy symptoms’ like;
It’s no wonder this makes many of us sure that these nine months are going to be difficult, uncomfortable and unenjoyable but for me and many of the pregnant women I have cared for over the years this couldn’t be further from the truth.
I think sometimes people don’t want to talk about their positive pregnancy experience out of fear for making ones that have a negative one feel bad. I do however think it is important that people know that it doesn’t have to be all bad and there are some active steps you can take to get you moving and feeling better during this time.
My tips and recommendations;
I would encourage all expecting women and all women planning on getting pregnant soon to come in and get their spine checked. I know it has made a huge difference to the ease of my pregnancy.
If you’re looking for something a little easier but hugely beneficial I would recommend Pilates. I have been doing a weekly Pilates session with Ben at Align for Life Pilates throughout my pregnancy and feel its a great adjunct to support my changing body.
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