This is very common because most women experience back pain during the second trimester. Back pain associated with pregnancy usually affects your lower back. You may need to find a new balance point due to increased turbulence causing the centre of gravity to shift. Generally, you can’t put this problem aside, because it may affect your daily life and night sleep. Knowing the cause of backache and correcting your posture can help you relieve pain.
The growing weight of the baby and uterus also puts pressure on the blood vessels and nerves in the pelvis and back.
During pregnancy, a hormone called relaxation is released to relax the muscles and ligaments near the pelvis and relax stable joints in preparation for childbirth. Likewise, it causes the ligaments that support the spine to relax, which can lead to instability and pain. Then, your birth canal can expand during delivery.
In addition, the abdominal muscles stretch and separate, and the uterus continues to expand to grow the baby. As your center of gravity moves to the front of your body, you may lean back to restore balance. This is why you feel low back pain and muscle stiffness.
Regular exercise can strengthen and relax muscles. Walking, swimming and gentle exercise centred on the abdominal muscles and back are recommended. To reduce stress, you can try meditation and prenatal yoga.
At work and at home, keep your back straight and support your lower back with pillows. In addition, place your feet on the stool to raise your feet slightly and apply less pressure on the lower back. Avoid standing for long periods of time. Try sleeping on your side to relax your back. Choose a maternity pillow between the knees, under the abdomen and behind the back.
Wear a maternity belt to increase abdominal and back support. To choose a high-quality maternity belt, you can choose materials that are gentle on the skin and will not irritate sensitive skin. Therefore, it can help relieve the mother’s back pain and pelvic girdle pain.
Put high heels aside. Wear flat shoes or low heels with arch support to spread the weight. Avoid lifting heavy objects, otherwise it may hurt your back. If you need to move heavy objects, ask for help.
Apply cold or hot compresses to the painful area for 20 minutes several times a day to relax the muscles. Don’t apply it on your belly. In addition, you can try a prenatal massage and take a hot bath.
A firm mattress can support you well during sleep to prevent and relieve backache. If the mattress is soft, place a hard board under it during pregnancy.
Understand the changes in the body during pregnancy, you can also know the treatment of back pain, as the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. After trying the above methods, if you feel severe rhythmic pain, please consult your doctor.