pregnancy-back-painFor women, having a baby is one of the most prestigious and dreamed gift. There is no price that can surpass the pleasure and happiness pregnancy gives a mother and nothing else in the world can parallel this feeling. The pleasure and mirth however come at the price of a tremendous amount of pain and endurance.

Carrying and delivering a baby is no easy task and the intensity of pain a mother is put through during the entire cycle of birth is ominously breathtaking. Back pain is one among the various reasons that complicate pregnancy during its late stages. Studies reveal that almost half of the entire pregnancy cases are complicated as a result of back pain. Here are some common causes and relief measures to rid away with the pain associated with it.


Based on the cause of origin, back pain during pregnancy periods are classified as:

True Pain

In many cases, back pain during pregnancy is not directly related to the process. Strenuous work, bad postures of walking and standing, improper techniques of lifting and sore and stiff muscles and joints often results in mild and severe back pain. Such pain has been observed to have been pertaining even before pregnancy on account of weak and worn out muscles tissues and fibers. A few cases also extend to sciatica where the excessive pressure at the back causes pain in the sciatic nerve.

Pelvic Girdle Pain

Pelvic Girdle Pain originates due to hormonal changes in the body. The sacroiliac joint, associated with the general walking motion in humans, experience loosening of its strong ligaments. While this elasticity is necessary for the smooth delivery of the baby, it could result is severe back pain arising from increased motion and instability of these joints.

Quick Relief Tips

Here are few quick relief tips that you can try to get relief from back pain.

Maintaining A Good Body Posture

Maintaining a good body posture while walking and standing, helps reduce back pain considerably during pregnancy months.


Consider carrying out a few exercises to stretch and relieve the stiff muscles at the back. This often works quite effectively and eases pain.

Maternity Pillows

A good sleep posture is also necessary to keep away back pain. Sleeping on your side with maternity pillows under your tummy is one effective way to rid the pain associated with pregnancy.

Massage And Heat Treatment

Getting your back massaged greatly puts you at ease. Application of heat to the affected area has also proven to remove the discomfort.


Undergoing chiropractic treatment has shown positive results for many women suffering from back pain. However, there is also the problem of a small amount of associated risk. It is always safe to consult a doctor before proceeding. Using support belts shall also provide you with pain relief as it helps in maintaining a good posture.

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hold an engineering degree in chemical but his area of interest is blogging. Ramnivas authors the site where he writes about health and fitness related topics

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Posted on: 23.08.2013 11:58

Thanks for your post. This one is very helpful.


Posted on: 26.06.2014 12:00

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