2 Easy Moves to Help with Pregnancy Pelvic Pain

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In addition to my normal recommendations, the vertical shin squat and the glute bridge helped 3 pregnant patients stabilize their pelvises this week.

No Comfortable Positions? Read On!

We have a lot of success with pregnant patients who feel like when they sit too long, their pelvis hurts. Then they stand, and that’s okay for a bit and then it hurts. So they sit down and it’s better, until it isn’t. Does that sound familiar? What about laying in bed, tossing and turning because your back or hips just can’t get comfortable? There’s a chance that your pelvis has gotten hypermobile, and my job as a pregnancy chiropractor is to find out exactly why.

In addition to recommending chiropractic care plus some basic supplements and support, these are the two simple exercises I show all of my pregnant people who come in with this specific problem. I’ve had a lot of success with this in the office, and I wanted to share things you could do at home.

Need More Help?

As always, consult with your perinatal chiropractor about these activities and recommendations. You should be doing this under guidance, because there are some underlying reasons I train doctors to look for that can be at the root of the problem. If for some reason you don’t have a chiropractor who specializes in pregnancy and want to find one, check out the ICPA directory.

Resources I Mention

Here are the resources I mentioned:

  1. Most prenatals have DHA and EPA in them, which are types of omega 3’s (think about it like this: Dalmations and Labradors are both types of dogs; that’s the same thing for DHA and EPA.  They are types of the same family).  Calculate your dosage based on what you’re taking.
  2. Some people get fish burps with Omega 3’s.  You can put the capsules in the freezer if that’s the case for you.

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