Pre & Post Natal Pain
Most pregnant women experience back pain, usually starting in the second half of pregnancy. Pregnancy back pain typically happens where the pelvis meets your spine, at the sacroiliac joint.
There are many possible reasons why it happens.
Here are some of the more likely causes:
- Weight gain. During a healthy pregnancy, women typically gain between 10 to 15 kilos. The spine has to support that weight. That can cause lower back pain.
- Posture changes. Pregnancy shifts your centre of gravity. As a result, you may gradually begin to adjust your posture and the way you move. This may result in back pain or strain.
- Muscle separation. As the uterus expands the rectus abdominis muscles may separate along the centre seam. This separation may worsen back pain.
- Stress. Emotional stress can cause muscle tension in the back, which may be felt as back pain or back spasms.
How We Can Help
At NM we have pregnancy pillows designed to allow our pregnant clients to lay comfortably face down whilst our therapists treat your lower back or shoulder pain.