Now that your baby is bigger and stronger, you’ve surely felt some little kicks. Your baby is growing faster every day! It’s wonderful to feel their hands and feet moving inside your belly. But along with that lovely sensation comes the weight of their little body. As pregnancy progresses, back pain becomes more common. In fact, 75% of pregnant women experience back pain at some point during their pregnancy. This pain may even persist for a few weeks after giving birth. But don’t worry, it probably won’t last long and will gradually disappear after delivery.
During the third trimester, it’s normal to feel uncomfortable more often. This is due to the size and movements of your baby, as they seek a more comfortable position. Their size causes them to settle in the lower back and just above the pelvis. The weight and pressure are mainly felt when you’re standing, as all the weight falls on these areas. Additionally, if the sciatic nerve gets compressed, it can cause a sharp pain from the lower back down to the legs.
Maintaining proper posture can help reduce these discomforts. In addition, there are other ways to relieve back pain, such as exercising, applying heat and cold, receiving massages, and learning relaxation techniques.
Remember that each pregnancy is unique, so it’s always advisable to consult with your doctor for personalized advice. Take good care of yourself, and don’t hesitate to try different methods to find relief for that back pain.