Bottom Line: Pregnancy can make you more sick than that last “girl’s weekend” in Vegas. But, while what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas; what happens during pregnancy doesn’t stay in pregnancy. Over half of women with back pain during pregnancy will continue to have back pain after pregnancy. Oi vey.

Why it Matters: Chiropractic care has been shown to be one of the safest and most effective ways to help relieve  pregnancy related back pain during and after pregnancy. Having a chiropractor on your prenatal care  team can help you stay in tip-top shape.

Next Steps: Take an extra copy of this handout and share it with a friend who is pregnant. You might be surprised how many women don’t know how much better their pregnancy experience could be with chiropractic care.

Science Source: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Multimodal Intervention and Standard Obstetrics Care for Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy. American Journal Obstetrics and Gynecology . 2012 Oct 23.