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Pregnancy Discomfort : Backache

I just thought I had to share this since I have this discomfort these days. In fact, I had taken a couple of duvadilan tabs (of course, as prescribed by my OB) coz I had a terrible backache since the day I traveled to Manila back and forth on the same day. She told me that I can only travel until next month, not farther than Manila and make sure to take this tab beforehand.

Several factors work together to cause backaches. Some women respond to the changing center of gravity by pulling the shoulders back, which puts pressure on the lower back. Wearing shoes with a heel will further exaggerate this arching, causing worse backaches.

The ligaments that hold the uterus in place are attached to the back. As the uterus grows, this added weight pulling on the back may cause backaches.

When your baby begins to descend into the pelvis, the head can cause pressure on the pelvis which may be felt as a backache.

Some women have tried:

  • Check your posture to be sure your back is not arched.
  • Try pelvic rocking, it stretches the muscles of the back and re-aligns the uterus.
  • Have someone massage, or just put pressure on your lower back.
  • Avoid shoes with heels.
  • Be sure to rest when you have been on your feet for an extended period of time.

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A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 42 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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