Answer: Firstly the weight of the growing baby and uterus also puts pressure on the blood vessels and nerves in the pelvis and back. Posture changes. This may result in back pain or strain.
Secondly the two sciatic nerves in your body run from the lower back to the feet. When an enlarged uterus puts pressure on the nerves, you can experience pain, numbness, or a tingling sensation in the buttocks, hips, and thighs. Another possible cause of hip pain during the second trimester is round ligament pain.
Few tips for relief
1.) Practice good posture. As your baby grows, your center of gravity shifts forward
2.) Get the right gear. Wear low-heeled — not flat — shoes with good arch support
3.) Lift properly
4.) Sleep on your side
5.) Try heat, cold or massage
6.) Include physical activity in your daily routine
Hope this helps.
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Question: My wife is having pain in lower back what to do????
Answer: Hello! you can follow these tips
Exercise-Regular exercise strengthens muscles and boosts flexibility. That can ease the stress on your spine. Safe exercises for most pregnant women include walking, swimming , and stationary cycling. Your doctor or physical therapist can recommend exercises to strengthen your back andabdomen.
Heat and Cold . Applying heat and cold to your back may help. If your health care provider agrees, start by putting cold compresses (such as a bag of ice or frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel) on the painful area for up to 20 minutes several times a day. After two or three days, switch to heat -- put a heating pad or hot water bottle on the painful area. Be careful not to apply heat to your abdomen during pregnancy.
Improve your posture. Slouching strains your spine. So using proper posture when working, sitting, or sleeping is a good move. For example, sleeping on your side with a pillow between theknees will take stress off your back. When sitting at a desk, place a rolled-up towel behind your back for support; rest your feet on a stack of books or stool and sit up straight, with your shoulders back.
Question: My wife in 34 week . She has lower back pain
Answer: Hello dear
Back pain during pregnancy is a common complaint, and it's no wonder. You're gaining weight, your center of gravity changes, and your hormones are relaxing the ligaments in the joints of your pelvis.
To get relief try these remedies:
1. Take rest as much as possible as strenuous physical activities will aggravate your pain.
2. Have warm water baths as they help in relaxing strained muscles and muscle pains.
3. Use a hot water bag or a cold pack to alleviate the pain.
Question: My wife is 2 months pregnant. When she woke up today morning, she has been feeling stomach pain in the lower abdominal area. Please help what to do?
Answer: Getting lil abdominal at this stage is common. Is bleeding seen. If either pain increases or bleeding starts meet ur doc immediately