Hormonal changes in your body can cause back pain and discomfort in the pelvic area even during the early months of pregnancy. Your growing belly also plays a role in this during the third trimester. It puts stress on the muscles and ligaments in the spine. Exercise, heat and gymnastics can all help with back pain. A supportive pregnancy belly band can also give you relief.

The many changes in your body are often associated with discomfort in your back and pelvic area. During the first trimester, pain can be caused by the fact that the uterus is starting to expand. Pregnancy hormones also play an important role. They ensure that the tendons, cartilage and ligaments of the pelvic bones become softer. This is to prepare your body for giving birth. Unfortunately, this also makes the spine less stable. This can trigger back pain and pelvic pain. In addition, your baby bump becomes heavier and heavier as pregnancy progresses. Many people then tend to stick their bellies out ahead. This gives them a hollow back. Posture like this overstrains the back muscles. Thus back pain is then not uncommon.

Pay close attention to your posture. Your spine should be as straight as possible, whether you are sitting or standing. That's how you strengthen the muscles. You can quickly relieve a tight spine when standing by bending your knees slightly and pushing your pelvis forward a bit so that your shoulders, hips and feet are in line with each other. You should definitely keep moving. Swimming or water gymnastics strengthen the muscles around the spine without straining them. If you'd rather stay on dry land, you can look for yoga classes for pregnant people. There are special exercises that can be good for your back. There are also other classes where you can get useful tips, for example about how best to avoid bad posture. Pregnancy gymnastics classes are recommended. Think about which kids of classes suit you. Check with your health insurance company to see if they can cover the cost of the class.

Heat can work wonders for a sore back. For example, treat yourself to a long bath. However, in the third trimester of pregnancy, you should make sure that there is another person at home while you are in the tub. A long warm bath can bring your circulation down so you may be slow getting out of the tub and someone should be there to help you if needed. You can also place a hot water bottle or a warm cherry stone pillow on the areas causing you pain.

If you suffer from back pain, you should put any high-heeled shoes in the closet for now. Because shoes with flat, soft soles distributed your weight evenly across the soles of your feet, they can help relieve the strain on your back Many people also have good experiences wearing a supportive girdle or abdominal belt, especially in the last stage of pregnancy. You can order these aids at a pharmacy, medical supply store or online. In some cases, your health insurance company will cover the costs. Ask your doctor if they can prescribe such a device for you.

Especially in the last stage of pregnancy, people may suffer from pain in the groin area, which often radiates into the thigh and sometimes even to the tops of the feet. This discomfort comes from the sciatic nerve. This is the thickest nerve cord in the human body and is located between the lumbar vertebrae and the sacral vertebrae. When the baby's head presses on the sciatic nerve, the sciatica is irritated. If this happens, you should relieve your spine immediately. Prop yourself up against a table or cabinet, or you lean forward against a wall. If you have the opportunity to do se, lie down carefully and try to put your legs up or pull them towards you. A hot water bottle can help ease or stop the pain.

Even though back pain is a common discomfort during pregnancy, don't be afraid to ask your doctor or midwife for advice. You may be advised to have physical therapy. Sometimes acupuncture is also recommended. An osteopathic treatment may even make you feel better. If you experience severe back pain in early pregnancy, be sure to seek medical advice. In this case, the discomfort could be an indication of a complication, such as an ectopic pregnancy.