There are some pregnancy issues that are simply par for the course; back pain, waddling, discomfort. Happens to everyone. Right? Just grin and bear it. Or…DON’T.
Contrary to what you may have heard, you can and should have a PAINLESS pregnancy. The truth is that the discomfort you are experiencing is actually a sign of musculoskeletal dysfunction. It’s extremely common during pregnancy, but not normal. If your pain is so severe that it is interfering with basic, everyday functioning then you should speak with your doctor, and as a team, devise a plan for physical treatment. Moms-to-be, please know that your pain and suffering should NOT be growing as rapidly as your abdomen.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret that I hope will soon be common knowledge. There is an ENTIRE branch of Physical Therapy dedicated to YOUR pre-natal and postnatal care. We are Women’s Health Specialists, and obstetrics is our area of expertise! We study the system of muscles and bones in the female body as they relate to changes during and after pregnancy. We personalize treatments for your specific issues that prove to be most effective. more “Mom Boss Monday: Dr. Kathleen Vigo, Concierge Women’s Home Health Physical Therapist”