Lower back pain is experienced by nearly 70 percent of the pregnant women. Increasing body weight and an imbalance in the center of gravity, because of the protruding abdominal region, exert a lot of pressure on your lower back.
Apart from the increased weight, the medical science blames the increased progesterone hormone levels for causing back pain during pregnancy. Progesterone tends to soften the ligaments that sandwich the discs in the backbone, and when the increased weight exerts pressure on the back bone, the nerves connected with these disks experience trauma.
Besides pain, you may also experience muscle spasms and cramps in the lower region of the back. While these are the prime mechanics that cause lower back pain during pregnancy, urinary tract infection can also not be completely ruled out, as one of the reasons.
Little bits that will help
Try some exercises to strengthen your back
The best remedy to treat and prevent lower back pain is exercise; however this option is only workable during early pregnancy. There are lots of mild exercises such as pelvic rocking, which can be safely done during the early part of your pregnancy. Walking is another excellent exercise that you can try. But for all the rest of the exercises, consult your physician to be absolutely sure that none of your exercises cause any problems.
Correct your posture
Posture is an important player in lower back pain, and the sooner you begin correcting your posture the better you will feel. Whether you’re sitting, standing or lying down, you need to be careful about your posture. The right posture ensures that your body weight remains evenly distributed and well balanced without exerting any excessive pressure on any particular point.
Get some rest
Taking enough rest, and that too in a comfortable position is very important to relieve the stress off your back and avoid back pain. Even though sleeping may be difficult during pregnancy, make it a habit to spend some extra hours lying down. With the increased abdominal size, it’s most comfortable to lie down only on your side and place a pillow between your legs.
Apart from all these tips, another thing that you must keep in mind is to avoid lifting heavy weights.