Discover What You Don’t Expect When You’re Expecting in New Book by Dr. Brandie Nemchenko
Every day, pregnant women come into Dr. Brandie Nemchenko’s chiropractic office in Wayne and Conshohocken, looking for relief. Her new book offers some advice on what they can do to feel better.
The most common complaint from expectant mothers, Nemchenko said, is sciatica, because the increased weight at the front of a pregnant woman’s body can put pressure on the sciatic nerve, which runs down the legs all the way to the feet. Headaches are also a frequent symptom for pregnant women. Just because these conditions are common, she said, doesn’t mean they’re normal, or that women have to live with pain. Obstetricians often try and reassure women that everything is OK, but not all help women understand their options.