Women with pre-existing low back problems are at higher risk for back pain, and their back pain can occur earlier in the pregnancy. Back pain is one of the most common problems for pregnant women. Nearly half of all women have it at some point during pregnancy.
Are you thinking about having a baby? Help make your experience as pleasant as possible. For all you back pain sufferers, you need to maintain an optimal level of function now in order to have the least amount of discomfort throughout your pregnancy.
Start off by having a pre-pregnancy checkup. Your doctor may recommend that you be evaluated by a physical therapist or chiropractor. To lessen some of your discomfort, be aware of your posture and exercise carefully. If you use any medication to manage your back pain ask your doctor if it’s safe to use while trying to get pregnant.
Happy lifting and bending!