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Chiropractic Benefits During Pregnancy

Chiropractic Benefits During Pregnancy

How to improve your own alignment during pregnancy

Even if you don’t visit a chiropractor, there is a lot you can do on your own to improve the position of your pelvis during pregnancy. Pregnant women should:

  • Avoid one-sided positions and repetitive motions to one-side. 
  • Avoid carrying older siblings on your hips.
  • When sitting, rock your pelvis forward and avoid long periods of time in semi-reclining positions, such as car seats and lazy boys. Your knees should never be higher than your hips and you should avoid crossing your legs.
  • When sleeping, prop pillows between your knees for comfort. You spend approximately one third of your life in bed, so get comfortable. Use a supportive pillow and a firm mattress for spinal support.
  • Avoid wearing high heels.
  • Swimming and yoga are great forms of prenatal exercise.
Meet our Expert

Dr. Jennifer Wise is a family chiropractor at Urban Health Group in Toronto, ON.  She cares for people in all stages of life with a special training and focus on young family and perinatal chiropractic care.  You can reach Dr. Wise at (416) 489-0077 or drjenniferwise@gmail.com or visit the office website at www.urbanchiropractic.ca

For more information about chiropractic care for children and pregnancy, please visit www.icpa4kids.org

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