Most women suffer from back ache during pregnancy. The back ache caused due to the physical and hormonal changes in pregnancy is usually tolerable. However, intense pain may indicate a pathology.
The hormonal changes in pregnancy leads to the laxity of vertebral column and hip joints, muscles and ligaments. To accomodate the growing fetus, distended abdomen shifts the center of gravity ventrally, thereby changing the axis of vertebral column. This leads to strain on the spinal nerves, resulting in lower back ache.
Back ache cause fear of miscarriage in the pregnant mother. However, it is not always true.
Lower back ache in association with abdominal cramps may be due to the threatened or inevitable abortion, ectopic pregnancy, genito-urinary infections, appendicitis, bowel disease or spondylosis.
How to cope up with lower back ache?
• Do not use high-heeled sandals.
• Wear lightweight, comfortable clothing.
• Sleep on comfortable beds.
• Give proper support and back rest while sitting.
• Use correct postures while watching television.
The information is shared to create awareness towards Pregnancy and Childcare to reduce maternal and child deaths. Atmost care has been taken by the author to include the verified information from authentic sources. However, kindly discuss the same with your health care provider before implementation.