10 tips to reduce pregnancy discomfort

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10 tips to reduce pregnancy discomfort
10 tips to reduce pregnancy discomfort

Pregnancy-associated musculoskeletal pain was previously believed to be among the changes a pregnant woman would face. We now know that these discomforts can be prevented and alleviated.


Chiropractic offers complementary natural care to obstetrical monitoring throughout pregnancy by optimizing the body's normal recovery capabilities and thus promoting full he alth.

Pregnancy is an important period of postural changes in women.

Some important changes

  • Increased lordosis (inward curvature of the spine)
  • Rounding the shoulders
  • Change in approach
  • Displacement of the center of gravity towards the lower limbs.

Gentle and effective solutions

Here are some tips to make your pregnancy more comfortable and enjoyable.

1. Sit symmetrically. Do not cross your legs and have the knees a little lower than the hips and the knees slightly open. Moreover, if you have to maintain a postureprolonged static, take breaks, get up and walk around to stretch.

2. Move symmetrically. To get out of the car, turn your whole body, keeping your legs parallel. Rotate your whole body, not just your top.

3. Avoid taking too long strides.

4. Sleep with a pillow between your knees to keep your legs parallel.

5. When you have to bend over, bend your knees. Also, when you have to lift a load, keep it centered close to you so that the weight is evenly distributed over both of your hips.

6. Do physical exercise (cycling, walking, swimming) daily (30 minutes, 1 to 4 times a week) in a moderate way (you may feel a slight shortness of breath). At all times, listen to your body and reduce the frequency and intensity of your sessions according to your condition. Also add stretching and strengthening exercises (1 to 3 times per week).

7. Drink plenty of water and eat snacks.

8. When swimming, avoid doing breaststroke leg movements; prefer the legs to the front crawl.

9. Contract the perineum when you have to get up from a lying or sitting position or when you turn in bed.

10. Ask your partner to massage your sore spots. You can also put ice if you feel pain (ten minutes per hour).

Release tension

Chiropractic care can have a beneficial effect in the resolution ofsymptoms by restoring full range of motion to the joints. Soft tissue techniques and chiropractic adjustments will release tension and provide lasting relief. Specific exercises adapted to pregnant women may be recommended in order to strengthen the pelvic and thoracic region.

It is therefore essential not to wait for the onset of symptoms to consult a chiropractor. His expertise allows him to assess the spine in order to identify joint dysfunctions that could affect the optimal functioning of the nervous system.

Remember that during pregnancy, chiropractic carecan help:

  • Have a comfortable and he althy pregnancy
  • Stay active throughout your pregnancy
  • Easier childbirth
  • Increase your energy level

To prevent muscle and joint strain, visit your chiropractor. Chiropractors advocate natural, wellness-oriented solutions that allow the body to heal itself.


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