BACKACHE DURING PREGNANCY
During pregnancy backaches
are the most common problem faced almost by 95 % of pregnant
women. Backaches cause because during pregnancy ligaments
become softer and stretch to prepare you for labour. This
normally puts a strain on the joints of your lower back and
pelvis, which can cause backache. As the baby grows, the hollow
in your lower back may increase and this may also cause backache.
- Avoid lifting
- If you do
have to carry something heavy, hold it close to your body.
- While picking
up something from the floor, bend your knees and keep your
- Try to work
on a surface high enough to avoid bending.
- Wear flat
shoes, as these will balance your weight evenly.
- Balance the
weight between two baskets if you are carrying shopping.
- Always sit
with your back straight and well supported.
- Use firm
mattress on your bed for preventing backaches.
- You can also
go for massages, which are quite relieving.
If however your backache
is too severe then ask your doctor to refer you to an obstetric
physiotherapist. He/she will help you with your backache and
suggest some useful exercises.