How to Deal with Back Pain During Pregnancy

Pregnant mid adult woman standing by the desk in the office, having back pain at the end of pregnancy.

Expectant mothers can feel a lot of soreness throughout the course of their pregnancy. Yet, no pain is more prevalent than an aching back. Here’s how moms can deal with back pain while carrying a child.

Women are encouraged to exercise during premenstrual syndrome to lessen back pain, and during a pregnancy is no different. Many moms may fear being active while pregnant can have negative effects on the baby. On the contrary, as long as you participated in regular movement before, there’s no reason to change your regimen. Exercising at least three times per week for 12 weeks during the second half of your pregnancy can relieve backaches.

If you’re waking up with a tender body, the cause may be the way you’re sleeping. Expectant mothers should try sleeping on their sides to lessen the pressure on their backs. Bent knees and a pillow between your legs can alleviate the pain even further.

Is the weight of your unborn child causing you to hunch over while seated or standing? One of the easiest ways to alleviate a backache is to concentrate on posture. Making sure your body is aligned properly can work wonders for expectant mothers. Furthermore, you should be aware of how frequently you’re standing or sitting during the day. Varying these positions can take pressure off your back.

Although backaches are common during pregnancy, moms should be cognizant of how strong the pain is and how long it lasts. If the problem persists and you lose any feeling in your lower limbs or it is accompanied by a fever call your doctor right away.