My best friend told me I should see a chiropractor in San Leandro before I entered my second trimester. I did not want to hurt her feelings, but I had no intention of going to a chiropractor. I admit that I am probably the biggest skeptic around, and it did not help her cause that she goes to the doctor if she sneezes more than once in a day. I figured this was just her being overly cautious again. However, when my new obstetrician suggested the same thing, I knew I had to take it serious.
I asked her why because that was just something that did not make any sense to me. I could not understand how a chiropractor would possibly be a benefit to me when I was not injured. I know some people think pregnant women are weak, but I certainly don't fall into that category. I come from good stock, so I wanted to know why she was suggesting this. She explained that a woman's body changes obviously, but that because of the change inside, it can push things around. This can actually cause a woman to have misalignment in her spine, and that is why a lot of women experience pain during their pregnancies.
She said that it is for more than just that though. She explained that women who see a chiropractor throughout their pregnancy end up having a much easier delivery. Now that part I was absolutely down for. Just because I can take pain does not mean I want to. I made an appointment with the chiropractor that my friend had recommended to me, and I feel so bad for doubting her now. The baby was born several months ago, and the delivery was amazingly simple. I am still seeing the chiropractor though, and my husband is too. When one visit can make you feel so good, it is just not an option to not keep these appointments!