Pregnancy can take quite a toll on a woman’s body. Carrying a baby for 9 months leads to added weight, shifted posture, and increased strain on the spine and pelvis. Then the birthing process itself, whether it’s vaginal delivery or C-section, causes more stress and alignment changes.
Many new moms experience persistent back and pelvic pain even months after giving birth. Lingering discomfort can make it hard to care for a newborn and lower your quality of life. The good news is that chiropractic care can help realign your body after pregnancy and childbirth.
When you’re expecting, your body produces the hormone relaxin which loosens ligaments and joints to make it easier to carry and deliver a baby. But this flexibility comes at a price. Your spine curves abnormally and weight distribution changes. Often, the pelvis tips forward and disrupts proper alignment. These changes along with baby’s continuous movements inside the womb put extra stress on the lower back and pelvic region.
After delivery, the body doesn’t immediately bounce back to its pre-pregnancy state. Postpartum hormone shifts, like declining relaxin, contribute to continued misalignment and pain. Weakened muscles and stretched ligaments need time and rehabilitation to regain strength. Whether you had a natural birth or c-section, your body has been through major physical trauma that requires care and realignment.
Gentle chiropractic adjustments can:
A chiropractor can also provide nutritional advice and prescribe stabilizing exercises to rebuild core strength. Some even specialize in prenatal and postpartum treatments.
Along with regular chiropractic care, here are tips for new moms to realign the body after pregnancy:
With time and proper professional care, you can regain balance and feel comfortable in your post-baby body once again. Don’t hesitate to ask your doctor for a referral to a chiropractor that specializes in postnatal adjustments and rehabilitation.
If you are struggling with back or pelvic pain after pregnancy and delivery, don’t wait to seek help. The expert chiropractors at Southwest Spine & Rehab in Mesa, AZ can assess your condition and create a customized treatment plan to realign your body. We also provide nutritional guidance and instructions for stabilizing exercises.
Call 480-354-2008 or schedule an appointment online to take the first step feeling like yourself again. We are dedicated to caring for new moms at every stage of the journey. You deserve to feel your best so you can fully enjoy this precious time with your new baby.