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There’s no doubt that pregnant mums and mums with young babies carry a heavy burden – literally.
As we tend to our daily activities, posture is the last thing on our minds. Unfortunately this can often lead to everyday tasks – such as housework and social interaction – being performed in ways which are physically taxing to our health and posture.
While posture issues don’t always manifest themselves in a manner that allow us to easily recognise we have them, back pain can be a clear sign that you need to have your posture assessed.
Approximately 71% of women will, at some time in their lives, report low back pain. And during pregnancy, while 50-80% of women have reported back pain, one-third of pregnant women claim this low back pain is a significant problem (6)
Courtesy of Chiropractor's Association of Australia - www.whatsyourposture.com.au