The anticipation and expectancy of a new baby is a feeling like none other. As soon as you find out that you are pregnant you may start feeling changes physically and emotionally. While a lot of women breeze through their pregnancies without a care in the world, many of us just don’t get so lucky. While it can’t take away the joy and happiness that we are feeling, it can put a damper on things. There are so many changes taking place in a women’s body in order to create, nurture and ultimately deliver a newborn.
It is not uncommon to suffer from a laundry list of symptoms, including back pain. Keep in mind pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman. Some common early pregnancy symptoms are:
- Missed period
- Mood swings
- Swollen and tender breasts
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Nausea and morning sickness
- Frequent urination
- Darkening of the Areolas
- Food cravings or aversions
- Back Pain
Lower back pain is a common early pregnancy symptom, and dull backaches are common throughout pregnancy. You may be asking yourself why woman get back pain early on in their pregnancy. Well, think about it. Woman gain weight while they are pregnant. The baby gets bigger each week and month as the uterus expands. Since most of the weight is carried in front of the torso, it is natural that extra strain is being put on your back.
How do I relieve Back Pain Early Pregnancy Symptoms?
Be aware of your posture. The added weight in the belly area can shift your center of gravity out from under you and the lower back begins to get pulled forward. Standing up straight with good posture lengthens and stretches the muscles in the back.
Yoga is an excellent exercise for woman who are pregnant as well as woman who are not. There are various poses you can perform that will help ease lower back pain. The basic child’s pose works wonders for pregnancy back pain. We suggest you search your area to find yoga classes specific to pregnant woman. Make sure to check with your primary care provider before you begin.
Swimming and water exercise is great for relieving back pain. Since water supports your weight, swimming relieves pressure off of the back while getting a great workout in at the same time.
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Written By: Updated: September 22,2011