Pregnancy Ergonomics

Pregnancy Ergonomics: Your Bed and Desk

  • Pregnant women must sleep on their side, it is also best to combine it with pillow between the knees to avoid the pressure from the lower back. Pregnancy wedges or body pillows are helpful too.
  • If your job requires sitting in front of the computer for 8 hours make sure that your workstation is ergonomically correct. Talk to your doctor of chiropractic to give you some advice on how you can avoid pain and discomfort while working.


  • For pregnant women, three large meals for a day aren’t ideal because it can make you hungrier and may experience nausea. Instead, eat small meals and snacks for several times a day. Yogurt and crackers are essential foods for snacks because they have protein and carbohydrates.
  • Folic acid is very important that pregnant should take up to 400 mcg a day. In fact women who aim to get pregnant must also take folic acid supplements. This supplement can reduce the risk of neutral tube birth defects like spina bifida. In addition, before you take these supplements or vitamins, be sure to consult your physician.

How Can Your Doctor of Chiropractic Help?

Chiropractors can detect imbalance or disorders in the pelvis or other part of the body prior to your pregnancy. They can also detect possible disorders that can be contributed from pregnancy and neuromusculoskeletal conditions after giving birth.

Furthermore, chiropractors can also provide some treatment like adjustments from lower back pain resulted from pregnancy. Chiropractic manipulation or adjustment is proven to be safe and effective for child bearing women. It is the best type of alternative for those women who are avoiding to take medications and drugs that may affect their baby. In addition, they can also provide exercise, ergonomic and nutrition for the women to have a healthy pregnancy.

Chiropractic care can also assist women after child birth. During the period of labor and pregnancy, the women’s ligaments and joints may start to loosen and may tighten up again after the pregnancy. That is why it is important for them to be assisted by chiropractor that can guide and provide tips on how to have an appropriate care for their bone.

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