My Pregnancy – Week 15

Week 15 –  My first ever chiropractor appointment…

So, I’ve just come back from my first chiropractor session, and I’m pretty happy!

I always said I’d see a range of health care professionals throughout my pregnancy, and I’m really glad I’m making that choice.

The benefit of different opinions is not that one is right and one is wrong, is that they look at the same issue from different perspectives, and as a result they point out different things.

So, in summary, my pelvic girdle pain

I have much less movement in my left sacro-iliac joint (SIJ) than I do my right when I sit, however lying down, they are both stiff. The whole body is connected, so of course I have other areas that are also tight.

A really good point the chiropractor said today was about having enough space for bub throughout the pregnancy to help to have a happy baby now, ideally helping to have a good birth and good recovery.

I’m a big believer in that things take time.

And that looking after my health (and that’s not just about eating broccoli), but getting the right food, but also treatments and releases when needed and focusing on strengthening my body well – but not over doing it!

We had so many good conversations, one being about those women who try to push hard in their exercise until the end.

When really, it might be more gentle exercise that they really need.

Just things to be mindful of for your own journey too.

Inflammation is a big topic in any health field.

And pregnancy is no exception.

I’m going to do more research on this, but he suggested to take fish oil throughout my pregnancy to help reduce inflammation.

Watch this space after I do my research on this topic and see what I do.

And I must stress, this is me sharing my journey – not me giving you advice on what you should do.

Always listen to your health care professionals, and most importantly, listen to what is right for YOU!

Because beautiful lady, we are each different and what works for me, may not work for you!