Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway is a board-certified OB-GYN on a mission to keep pregnant women and their babies out of harm's way. Her book, "The Smart Mother's Guide to a Better Pregnancy: How to minimize risks, avoid complications and have a healthy baby" and this website have been developed as a resource for expectant mothers and for women who are planning to become pregnant. Keep reading to learn how to catch small problems before they become big ones.
"Dr. Burke-Galloway is able to transpose scientific principles into easy, lay-men's terminology, while providing accurate and pertinent information concisely. Additionally, expectant mothers are given guidance to assist in maneuvering through our present medical maze." - Angela H. Todd, MD
FROM THE SMART MOTHER'S BLOG
Pregnancy affects multiple organs in a woman’s body and the back is no exception.
Here are a few facts about the back during pregnancy:
The shape of your back changes (inward curve, aka lordosis) during pregnancy as well as your center of gravity because of hormones and chemicals in the body.
As the baby grows larger, the lordosis increases and right before the baby is born, your walking (or gait) is wide-base and you “waddle” as you walk.
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