Many patients try their own version of pelvic pain exercises for pregnancy and get frustrated with their results. How do you know which ones will be effective for you? You aren’t supposed to be an expert, and when it comes to pregnancy one size certainly doesn’t fit all.
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 for addressing pelvic pain. I’ve had a lot of success with this in the office, and I wanted to share things you could do at home.
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.
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.
Here are the resources I mentioned:
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Liquid)- Carlson’s Lemon Flavor
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Capsule)- Innate Response A+D
- Omega 3 Fatty Acid (Vegan)- Sunwarrior
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.
Some people get fish burps with Omega 3’s. You can put the capsules in the freezer if that’s the case for you.
If you want some more targeted recommendations, contact @amsellars Amanda Sellars, our functional medicine specialist.
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