There are many reasons why you might be experiencing pain during pregnancy. Your body is experiencing both physical and hormonal changes that can sometimes result in discomfort and pain. The good news is that there are ways to reduce pain during pregnancy that could even make your labour and delivery easier for you.
Healthy eating is important at all times of your life, but it can be especially helpful to avoid pain during pregnancy. One reason this is true is that you can maintain the right amount of weight gain, thereby preventing additional strain on your pelvic girdle and lower back. Other discomfort or even pain during pregnancy can be caused by hormones or constipation. Eating the right foods such as fibre-rich foods, raw vegetables and whole-grain foods can help with that. This can also help you to avoid hemorrhoids. Calcium-rich foods can help with leg cramps, and coconut oil can improve hormone health.
Often pain during pregnancy happens because the body is adjusting to the additional weight and pressure from the growing baby. If you improve your muscle tone with mild exercise and visit a chiropractor to aid in keeping your back in alignment, you may be able to reduce or even avoid much of the common pains during pregnancy.
At Optimum Wellness in Barrie, Ontario, we are experienced with reducing pain during pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy or are currently pregnant, give us a call to arrange a consultation. We can help you through this the amazing time in your life without having to be concerned about suffering through pain.