As a mother of 5 year old kid I know all troubles and strange conditions during pregnancy. One of the most painful situation during pregnancy is back pain. Pregnancy is the time of discomfort and little bit stress and such pain and other complications make the life uneasy. Carrying the weight of the baby and constant change in hormone levels adds to the discomfort. But the lower back pain is the condition which is very prevalent and every pregnant women should know about this condition.
The back ache in lower back and side lower down your productivity and ability to sit or stand comfortably. The best friend during this period is your gynecologist who can assist you with any such problem. But for some generic conditions you should be educated enough to cope up with the situations. Before understanding the cure and prevention for back pain, it’s essential to know the causes of back pain during pregnancy.
During pregnancy your womb grows bigger in size and that causes the expansion of pelvic bone. After some time the expanded pelvic meets the spine at sacroiliac joint. This causes pain in your lower back, this pain is also known as pelvic pain.
Drastic Weight Gain
It’s usual to gain some extra pounds during pregnancy and this weight gain process is rapid. Your body feel some sort of discomfort to manage this weight. This puts extra stress on the spine as spine has to support this weight. This could be the another reason for lower back pain during pregnancy.
This may sound strange, but it’s very true that stress level is on it’s high during pregnancy and it has a direct impact on muscle pain and joint pain including back pain. Emotional tension will cause the back pain and this back pain may increase during stressful period during pregnancy.
During pregnancy a woman’s body produce a hormone called “relaxin” which is responsible for loosen the ligaments of pelvic area, and that prepare the body for child birth. The same hormone loosen the ligament of other joints too. Hence the ligament of spine also gets loosen and that causes back ache during pregnancy.
Center of Gravity
As the pregnancy time goes one the weight in woman’s womb increase continuously until child birth. Hence the center of gravity changes for the women. This impacts all poses, postures, way of standing, walking, doing daily activities and also sleeping. All these posture changes puts additional stress on the back, and that causes the back pain.
The back pain may increase gradually as pregnancy proceeds to child birth. But the good news is that there is no relation between back pain during pregnancy and pregnancy outcome. And if back pain is related to pregnancy only then it will go away after the child birth. That doesn’t mean to just ignore this back pain, there are treatments and cure to get this back pain minimized during pregnancy. Will share more details in coming posts. Stay tuned.