Pregnancy comes with a wide range of changes, both physical and hormonal. In recent years, chiropractic care has proven increasingly beneficial to women as they await their respective due dates. Often, a pregnant mother feels uncomfortable, nagging back pain as a result of the added weight and size of her abdomen. Spinal manipulation can be used as a treament to alleviate some of that pain. Chiropractic also lowers the chance that a cesarean section will be required during labor. Also, joint manipulations and manual therapy can help adjust the positioning of the pelvis, placing the fetus in a spot conducive to a faster, less painful delivery.