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The Essential Guide to Sitting, Standing and Sleeping For an Optimal Pregnancy

The Essential Guide to Sitting, Standing and Sleeping For an Optimal Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a miraculous and exciting time! It is also a time of great biomechanical stress. Growing a new human is no easy feat. We experience altered rib movement, changes in the position and angle of our spinal curves due to added weight and changes in weight distribution – our center of gravity moves forward, we have compromised core strength and stability due to muscular stretching and weakening, and add on top of all of that the laxity in our joints due to the hormone relaxin which softens and loosens our ligaments so that we can widen to grow and deliver a baby.

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Posture and Back Pain in Moms

Posture and Back Pain in Moms

One of the most common points of pain for new (and experienced) moms is in the low back. There are many factors that work together to create pain in the low back, and it can usually be minimized by working with a pelvic floor physiotherapist in conjunction with a fitness professional who can help you to strengthen your core and make sure you’re moving properly and in proper alignment.

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