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The Dangers of Wearing a Backpack During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of remarkable changes in the body. As your baby grows, you have to adapt to every new development. Your center of gravity shifts, particularly in relation to the hips, pelvis, sacrum and lower back. As a result, you might experience aches and pains in the low back, mid-back and upper back, which can be compounded by the accessory you’re using to tote around your belongings all day.

Protecting Your Health

During our thorough examination process, we frequently discover that a pregnant mom is carrying around a heavy backpack, which would place an enormous amount of strain on the body at any time in life. It’s particularly impactful during pregnancy when the body is making incredible transformations. Though women may think a backpack is a better alternative than a heavy purse, a pack on your back can compound the stress placed on your spinal system from the pregnancy.

Dr. Rob, as a fellow with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), provides prenatal chiropractic for expecting moms in our community. He was recently interviewed by Risa Klein, The Manhattan Midwife, in an article about pregnancy and backpack wearing.

A Healthier, Happier Pregnancy Experience

We encourage all pregnant women to be checked by a chiropractor. If you have an area of fixation in the spine called a subluxation, it can compromise your nerve supply, which in turn can interfere with fetal development. The nerve system is responsible for the control and coordination of all life in the body, responsible for the operation of every other system including your ability to function and heal.

Dr. Rob has more than 20 years of experience and has helped numerous women to enjoy more comfortable pregnancies with minimized aches and pains. He is certified in the Webster Technique, which allows the baby to get into the proper position for birth and can advise you on backpack wearing and other essential tips that will help you have the healthiest possible pregnancy.

Contact our friendly team today to book your first appointment!

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Dr. Robert Shire