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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This scene always makes me laugh! It makes me equally sad at the same time. It seems like whenever women are being honest about their pregnancies, it comes across as though we are destined to turn into waddling, uncomfortable complainers.