I have seen many posts recently from women who expressed how much pain they have been having. Their shoulders hurt from nursing/increased breast size, pain and soreness in their back and hips, they are having sciatic pain, their feet are hurting and swollen, and they are unable to sleep. Many of them are not posting until they are getting induced and they feel the hurting will finally stop because they had the baby. You don’t have to be in pain and just suffer through your pregnancy, there are options besides just medications and a bath. Regular massage and chiropractic care can help immensely with these issues. Many women who come into my office are in pain and barely able to get on the table. After 1 or 2 sessions the pain levels have dropped in half and they tell me they have finally been able to sleep. Just having the option to lie face down on the support cushions starts the muscles relaxing before I even start the massage. Going to a therapist who has taken extra training in prenatal massage is also key to truly getting relief. You want to go to someone who is not afraid of working on you, knows proper positioning either face down with the right support system or side-lying and is able to help address your specific pregnancy needs. Here is the top 10 signs you are about to get a bad pregnancy massage. So please do not think that being in pain when your pregnant is just part of the process. While some pain and discomforts are unavoidable there are many problems that can be addressed with massage, chiropractic care, prenatal yoga, swimming, and physical therapy to just name a few.