Pregnancy Resources

Late in pregnancy, the weight of your growing baby disrupts your center of gravity. This extra strain to your back muscles can result in lower back pain. Good posture, low-heeled shoes, rest, back massage and a heating pad will help.

Exercises to stretch and strengthen your back may also help, or you may try a maternity support belt. Using chairs with good back support is important, and sleeping on your side with pillows between your knees and below your abdomen for support is also helpful. Avoid lifting heavy objects and when doing any lifting, be sure to bend at the knees, not your back. If you’re experiencing unrelieved lower back pain along with lower abdominal pain or consistent mid back pain (kidney pain), please contact our office.

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