When I have my first child I have no idea what kind of things it would do to my body. I was only 24 when I had my child, so you’d think my young body could have put up with anything that pregnancy and then child rearing put me through. But I ached before and after, and it was going on all of the time. I phoned a couple of Peoria chiropractors and learned that they can help busy moms with the aches and pains that come from carrying a heavy baby for so long, as well as lifting and raising a child every day. It was a sweet relief to be able to get back to parenting without so many painful places all over my body.
I worked out regularly, long before I had my daughter. I have always loved sports and everything that comes with that life. Some people focus on just a few things they like, but I tried to do as much as I could. I purposely never played on any school teams because you can typically only focus on one sport if you do that. So, I did things on my own. I went to dance classes. I played racquetball, tennis and even went mountain biking. I liked to change up which things that I did each week. I felt well rounded, and I liked that my body felt so fit. So, it was a surprise to see how carrying an 8 pound baby could wreck my back so much.
After my child was born, I didn’t realize that it would be necessary to carry her around so much. I imagined children often sitting in a swing or some other apparatus that would leave me hands free to get things done each day. Maybe other parents do have that luck. But in my situation, my daughter screamed and cried for ages if I didn’t pick her up and carry her around with me as a cleaned the house and did other things.