The reasons for back pain during pregnancy are understandable. Many
revolutionary changes, mind level and physical, happen with the woman,
during this period. Therefore, pain in the back during this time is a
common compliant. More than 50% of the pregnant women suffer from it.
The main reason being, the extra weight of the baby which changes the center
of gravity of the mother’s body causing back ache. Hormonal changes
during the early part of the pregnancy other contributory factors for
the back pain. The other characteristics of pregnancy such as loosening
ligaments between the pelvic bones and joints in preparation for the
birth of the baby and urinary infection also contribute to back pain.
You need to distinguish between back pain and severe back pain in a pregnant
woman. If it is severe back pain, it may be a pointer to some other
serious types of problems. This requires thorough investigation and
The cure for back pain during pregnancy lies not in
medications but in exercising. Try to keep the right posture, avoid
artificial strain, walk properly, maintain good body mechanics, avoid
slouching, use a lumbar cushion or a pillow and do appropriate muscular
exercises in consultation with your physician or physiotherapist. Most
of the back pain problems are resolved thus.
Know and practice certain practical hints. Frequently change the sitting position and do
avoid standing for long periods. You need to take proper rest and sleep
adequately. Never wear high-heeled shoes. Use flat shoes only.
High-heeled shoes create back pain, even in the normal course without
pregnancy. To walk on those shoes in pregnancy is both dangerous and
Yoga is helpful and good at all times, for men and women
of all ages. But during pregnancy its practice cannot be overemphasized.
No doubt the regular practice of yoga will make the body of the pregnant
woman healthy and strong. Still, the woman should consult a professional
yoga teacher to know the safe and helpful asanas for her during the
pregnancy. Many special maternity classes are conducted by the yoga
professionals to teach yoga postures which are beneficial and easy to
practice during pregnancy. Reportedly such exercises help in the process
of normal delivery of the baby.
So, if you have back pain during pregnancy, do not consider it as a disease. Do consider it as a natural
development, and try to meet it as a development in the natural course.
Do not be stressed. Delivery is normal process of the creative force of
the nature. So, there is nothing to worry as such about the back pain