To make that happen, we need to keep you active
Pregnancy is going to slow you down- there is no fighting that. Your body is going to change more rapidly than you will be able to keep up with, and with such rapid change comes a fair amount of discomfort. From morning sickness to sciatica, pregnancies are often fraught with pain and dysfunction. All doctors agree that the best way to stay ahead of the curve (and the majority of the pain and discomfort), is to stay active. But not all doctors have a plan for keeping you in a state conducive to activity.
The difference that a pregnancy chiropractor makes
At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we specialize in pregnancy chiropractic, which means that we offer you our hands and advice in easing the discomforts of pregnancy, while also helping you have a pregnancy free of complications. When it comes to keeping pain at bay, movement is one of the most effective tools you have on your side.
Simply walking is often enough to:
- reduce systemic tension, especially in the supportive musculature of the lower spine
- stimulate circulation which helps cells repair and rebuild
- reinforces spinal joints and prevents them from drying out from lack of activity
But walking is only the beginning- we urge all women to maintain the maximum level of exercise that is appropriate for being pregnant. General health guidelines state that as about 30 minutes of continuous exercise, 3 times per week.
Movement makes for a healthier pregnancy
Only choose low-impact exercises like pregnancy yoga; the added benefit of choosing such an activity is that you will meet a group of women in your same condition who will help keep you accountable. Who knows, many lifelong friendships are formed in these groups! If you need help getting excited about getting active during your pregnancy, don’t hesitate to call our office in Sacramento to set up a consultation today.