During pregnancy, your body undergoes multiple physiological changes, which includes the following:
In preparation for childbirth, a hormone called relaxin is released, which relaxes the ligaments in the pelvis, and softens and widens the cervix.
As your baby grows bigger, your center of gravity shifts, which may lead to the lower back overarching. Your abdominal muscles are also stretched and become less activated.
These changes may unfortunately lead to lower back pain or pelvic girdle pain. It is estimated that more than two-thirds of women experience these pains during pregnancy. It is advisable to seek professional help early to manage and reduce existing symptoms, and ensure that they do not affect your quality of life during and after pregnancy.
Tips for pain relief:
How can a Physiotherapist help?
A physiotherapist can provide:
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