Question:I have back pain and leg pain & feeling very tired
Answer: Hi dear,
Low stamina and fatigue is quite common during pregnancy.due to high progesterone level the body gets sluggish and tired. You need to check your thyroid level first.as thyroid requirement increases during pregnancy.you check your sugar levels too.apart from that do check our water intake.dehydration can directly impact your energy levels.keep sipping water through out the day.fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables to be consumed daily for overall health.vitamin d deficiency can also make one feel tired.keep yourself exposed to morning sunlight.include mild exercises in your daily routine.many times staying inactive can lead to lethargy.
Increase in blood volume and other fluids along with baby weight,your legs gets stressed out a bit.it takes the whole body weight and hence it pains and cramps.try massaging with warm oil and be active no matter how much it pains.keep your legs elevated.and never sit and stand in one place for long.decrease your salt content in food.drink plenty of water to avoid water retention in body which adds pain to legs.alao look for any protruded veins,could b vericose veins or spider veins which are common in pregnancy.
Back pain is quite common.due to increase in body weight along with rapid growth of baby,it takes toll on your back.try the following tips to comfort yourself:
1- maintain a good posture
2- keep yourself active,never sit or stand in one place for long
3-hot and cold compress works to relax the muscles
4- donot lift heavy objects,which could strain your back
5- always bend after folding your knees
6- sleep in your sides
7- check your calcium and vitamin D levels
8- wear comfortable shoes or slippers.acoid heals.
Question:I feel very back pain and leg pain . Is it is any problem?
Answer: Hello dear. During pregnancy, your body makes a hormone called relaxin that allows ligaments in the pelvic area to relax and the joints to become looser in preparation for the birth process. The same hormone can cause ligaments that support the spine to loosen, leading to instability and pain.
Here are a few tips that might relieve you from back pain :
Ice or heat packs.
Sleep on your left side, and use a support pillow under your knees.
If these dosent help, please consult your gynecologist for further treatment.
The weight of your growing uterus can push on the sciatic nerve and cause pain to run down the back of your leg. It could also just be leg cramps or uterine fibroids, so please inform this to your gynecologist.
You can relieve it to some extent by following the below steps.
Stretch your calf muscles immediately by straightening your leg, heel first, and gently flexing your toes back toward your shins. (Don't point your toes while stretching.
After you stretch, massage the muscle or warm it with a hot water bottle to relax the tissue.