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Pregnancy & Your Feet….Need we say more?

Being pregnant is perhaps one of the most exciting miracles a woman will ever go through. But admit it, the experience is not always like a walk in the park. There are a few stumbles here and there, but hopefully, not a fall.

Throughout each trimester, even trimester four, you’ll find that your feet look, feel and function differently! They are working hard to adjust to the shifts in gravity as your little one grows.

While we can’t promise that we can stop your feet from holding all the water in the ocean, we can help you create a strong foundation to support your body through pregnancy.

How to Combat Clumsiness and Being off-Balance During Pregnancy?

Notice how even when your baby is still a little bump, you already feel like you have almost lost your footing? Along with the physical changes that you see, you notice your stance and posture changing, and the slightest movement brings discomfort. Studies show that pregnant women experience off-balance and clumsiness because of the shift in gravity due to the baby’s weight and the fact that your body is producing a hormone, relaxin, that loosens your ligaments to accommodate baby’s growth during pregnancy and prepares you for labor.

While feeling off balance is a normal sensation during pregnancy, we want to support your body in ways that reduce that feeling, so you and your little peanut are nice and steady.

At Thrive Family Chiropractic, we offer completely custom orthotics for pregnant women that help stabilize their feet during this transitional phase of their life! We use scanning technology from Foot Levelers to create Mother Nurture orthotics that support your feet through each trimester.

What are orthotics and what makes them special to pregnant women?

An orthotic, in this sense, is an insert that goes into your shoe that is perfectly shaped for your foot. It provides support in the places that your foot needs it!

Orthotics for pregnant women are even more unique! Each trimester presents different challenges, different needs, and therefore, different approaches for support. Let’s not forget the fourth trimester, where your feet have to adjust to a sudden decrease in weight and shift in balance. So orthotics for pregnant women need to change with each trimester.

Mother Nurture has brilliantly designed a set of orthotics for pregnant women that is custom created for each trimester. Mother Nurture’s distinctly designed orthotics are well-researched and thought-of, taking into consideration the changes in your body.

As your sweet little pea grows, you are assured of a more enjoyable walk through this beautiful journey. Slip into the insoles and know that Mother Nurture nurtures the mother in you.

How do you get your hands on these orthotics??

All pregnant women who are patients at Thrive Family Chiropractic have their feet scanned at their very first visit. From that scan, we assess and discuss what level of support your foot needs. I order the custom orthotics and you will have them settling into your shoes in a week or so!

To book a house call appointment and get your initial scan, click here!

Dr. Cristina Padilla Bravo | Mobile Family Chiropractor in Jacksonville, FL

Dr. Padilla’s practice focuses on expecting mothers, babies, and children, creating a supportive and educational space for women and their families.


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