Pregnancy_Back_Pain by marcusjames

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Pregnancy Back Pain

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Summary:
Pregnancy back pain in general and early pregnancy back pain in
particular is a common complaint during pregnancy with more than 50%
pregnant women suffering from it. Pregnant women are prone to backaches
and back pain due to a number of reasons such as the extra weight of the
baby or a change in the center of gravity of their body or due to
hormonal changes in the early stages of pregnancy.


Keywords:
Pregnancy Back Pain, back pain


Article Body:
<b>Appropriate Posture And Exercises Are The Best Remedy:</b>
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Pregnancy back pain in general and early pregnancy back pain in
particular is a common complaint during pregnancy with more than 50%
pregnant women suffering from it. Pregnant women are prone to backaches
and back pain due to a number of reasons such as the extra weight of the
baby or a change in the center of gravity of their body or due to
hormonal changes in the early stages of pregnancy.

With the growth of the uterus, a women's center of gravity shifts
forward. This gradually results in a change in the posture and movement
style and may often lead to backache. Hormonal changes are a normal part
of pregnancy and can cause the ligaments between our pelvic bones to
often and our joints to loosen in preparation for the baby's passage
through pelvis during birth. In some cases urinary infection can also
result in Back pain amongst pregnant women. Severe back pain during
pregnancy if accompanied by other symptoms during early pregnancy should
not be ignored, as it may be a pointer to some major problem.

The most important remedy for curing pregnancy back pain is exercising.
Walking, pelvic rock, bridging (on the floor with knees bent and lifting
the buttocks into air), mini-crunches with bent knees and lifting the
head on exhalation are good exercises for pregnant women and can go a
long way in relieving Back Pain.

The right posture and good body mechanics also play an important role in
keeping one free of back

pain. Good posture is an effective remedy for pregnancy back pain during
early pregnancy and one should avoid slouching. The use of a lumbar
cushion or pillow can help one to avoid slouching and maintaining an
appropriate posture. Back pain during pregnancy can also be reduced by
appropriate muscular exercises.
A pregnant woman can avoid pregnancy back pain by avoiding standing for
longer periods and frequently changing her sitting position. Adequate
rest and sleep are also essential for avoiding or eliminating back pain
in early pregnancy. A pregnant woman should wear low-heeled shoes with
proper arch support to avoid strain on her back. The use of a low stool
for resting feet while sitting or standing for long periods can also help
in avoiding back pain.

								
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