Chiropractic care can be helpful during pregnancy, and can also make delivery more comfortable. The most common pain found during pregnancy is in the lower back, which can be caused by the shifting of weight-bearing structures and laxity of connective ligaments. As a baby rapidly develops the mother's center of gravity will change causing stress on the spine which we are able to relieve during each stage of pregnancy using specific chiropractic adjustments. Many women also suffer from neck pain, particularly during the stages where the baby grows at its fastest. The rapid increase in weight causes postural changes, causing women to push their heads forward to compensate for the extra weight pulling down in front. We can make adjustments for this and give exercises to help improve the pain. Chiropractic care is also effective for the delivery of the baby, by making sure that your spine and pelvis are well aligned, therefore often making the birth more comfortable.