If you don’t take care of and use your body in healthy ways, your body will soon begin to break down and not work as well as it should over time. This happened to me. I was lazy, and it was time to admit it. When my husband and I found out that I was pregnant, I started going to a chiropractor in Corte Madera because I was having trouble carrying around the extra weight of our bab due to how badly I had let myself get over the years. My muscles were weak in my back, stomach, legs and shoulders.
As an older mom-to-be, I know how easy it is for a woman to have a miscarriage if she is pregnant as an older woman. So I really wanted to be careful about what I do that could have affect my pregnancy. I did try strengthening my muscles by doing some light yoga stretches. But I ached so much every day anyway. I didn’t know what to do about that because the average expecting mother doesn’t want to take a lot of pain pills that can affect their unborn child. I tried to suffer through it as long as I could, but I didn’t do too well at it on my own.
The chiropractor that I went to helped to work out a physical fitness plan for me that I could continue doing throughout the rest of my pregnancy. He helped to teach me just how far I could push myself and still be safe. He also learned that I eat a lot of things that are not healthy, and explained that I really needed to change my diet, too. He said that treats are okay sometimes, but because I am eating for two, I need to eat healthy for the baby, too. I had no idea this was something that chiropractors handle, but he did a great job teaching me how to change my life around.