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You Can Ease Back Pain During Pregnancy

Common Areas of Back Pain During Pregnancy

Expecting mothers most typically experience low back (lumbar) pain and posterior pelvic or sacroiliac joint pain.

With low back pain, you can feel it across the lower spine, near or at the level of your waist. Prolonged sitting or standing, as well as wearing high heels can worsen the pain. The pain tends to intensify as the day progresses.

Posterior pelvic pain is typically felt at or near the 2 dimples at the back of your pelvis. You can feel the pain deep inside the buttocks or in the back of your thighs on one or both sides. Activities that aggravate the pain include walking, climbing stairs, resting on one leg, getting in and out of a low chair, rolling over and twisting in bed, and lifting.

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