Overcome with joy with your newborn
And adjusting to the mental stress and responsibility of life with a new life, it can be easy to forget that your body has a veritable mountain to climb. You will probably lose 12 pounds right away, including the weight of the baby, placenta, some blood and amniotic fluid. Many women ask us why they still look pregnant in the weeks or months after pregnancy. The answer is that your abdominal muscles are stretched to the max! It takes patience and dedication to get your stomach back in shape, and some women are never able to fully banish the pregnancy pouch.
But a further consideration is the state of your spine which, for most women, suffers immensely during the pregnancy process. Your pelvic ligaments remain loose for a period of months after pregnancy meaning that the destabilized state persists. We treat many women who complain that the aches and pains of pregnancy are still with them, even though there baby has been with us for weeks. At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we have a plan for helping new mothers regain a pain-free life.
We help you create an individualized plan for recovery that will combine exercise and chiropractic care. We start by using spinal adjustments to restore alignment to the spine, alleviate nerve impingement and improve range of motion. This normalizes the position of the pelvis and spine, helping you carry a more perfect posture throughout the day. With more mobility in the spine, you are more likely, and more able, to exercise effectively. Once your abdominal muscles are back to a normal, supportive position for your spine, we wager you are going to feel a lot less pain. But the only way to find out is to give our office in Sacramento a call to schedule an appointment today! We look forward to hearing from you.