During the final trimester your body releases a hormone called relaxin that helps relax the ligaments of the pelvis ready for birth. Unfortunately this hormone tends to relax all the ligaments in the body so during this final part of pregnancy strain/sprains are common. While they are common and tend to occur from the simplest things, they are often also very easy to fix. Chiropractors know many gentle techniques to help relieve these episodes and doing a gentle exercise routine like yoga in the final stage of pregnancy can help prevent these episodes.
Blog by Dr Kieron Holland and Point Clare Chiropractic.