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How Stress Increases During Pregnancy

pregnant woman smiling at her bellyStress is a normal part of life, but how your body deals and reacts with it can make a world of difference in how you feel.

During pregnancy, the goal is to be stress-free and soaking up every moment of the adventure of motherhood that’s weeks or months away.

Sometimes, however, stressors sneak into our lives and bodies. At Parkside Health & Wellness Center, we love helping pregnant women have easier, healthier pregnancies through natural chiropractic care.

Below are a few ways that physical, chemical, and emotional stress builds in the body during pregnancy:

  • Physical stress: With a constantly changing body, physical stress can manifest due to weight gain, changing center of gravity, how you move, get in and out of a car, bed, or chair, and simply carrying out daily tasks.
  • Chemical stress: As your body changes, hormones are released to help your body prepare for delivery and growth of the baby. While this is great for delivering babies, it can cause joints to lose their proper alignment much easier.
  • Emotional stress: Worry is a natural part of motherhood, and during pregnancy, your emotional stress can be sky high due to concern for your baby as they grow inside you. Even excitement can be an added stress, causing things to be tighter or looser than normal.

If you’re pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, we’d love to help you have the easiest pregnancy possible free from unnecessary stress, as well as related aches and pains. Contact us today to book your appointment and learn more about how we can help.


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