Everyday at Chiro Clinic Moncton, I consult several women in varying stages of pregnancy who are experiencing musculoskeletal pain or are trying to avoid it from happening in the first place. In fact, current research suggests that 50-85% of women will experience back pain at some stage during their pregnancy, with other common complaints including wrist pain and leg cramps. Their bodies are changing daily throughout pregnancy and this unfortunately places additional strain on muscles and joints. With average weight gain during pregnancy being approximately 20-30 lbs and mostly around the abdomen, it's easy to see why the back, hips, knees, and ankles may become overloaded. Though many women adopt strategies to cope with the pain - such as yoga, pilates, swimming etc - a large majority will experience some form of musculoskeletal discomfort that warrants treatment - and Chiropractic can help!