November 2014 Family Wellness First Newsletter

Pelvic pain during pregnancy is a common complaint and many women believe that it is just one of those things to endure until after the baby is born.

Although many doctors and midwives do not know what causes it or how to fix it, many women are able to get improvement or relief with chiropractic adjustments or osteopathic manipulation. It is not something that you “just have to live with.” Read the full article here.

Some tips for coping with pubic pain include:

  • Use a pillow between your legs or under your “pregnancy bump” when sleeping

  • Try to keep your legs and hips as parallel as possible when moving or turning in bed

  • Some women report a waterbed mattress to be helpful and swimming may help relieve pressure on the joint

  • Deep water aerobics or deep water running may be helpful as well.

  • Keep your legs close together and move symmetrically

  • When standing, stand symmetrically, with your weight evenly distributed through both legs

  • Sit down to get dressed, especially when putting on underwear or pants

  • Avoid “straddle” movements

  • An ice pack may feel soothing and help reduce

  • inflammation in the pubic area

#pregnancy #pain #chiropractic

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