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Back pain during pregnancy

It is generally believed that pain in the lower back can be one of the first signs of pregnancy. This is partly true. The fact is that already in the first weeks of pregnancy the uterus grows quickly enough in size, in this connection, the muscles and ligaments that support it begin to stretch, which causes discomfort in the lumbar region.

However, pain in the first trimester can be of a different nature and not always their causes are harmless.

Approximately at week 9, the hormone progesterone begins to be actively produced in the organism of the future mother, whose task is to maintain the growing fetus and prevent the unauthorized termination of pregnancy.

Therefore, if during the period from 9 to 12 weeks you have felt such ailments, then do not worry. This is just one more confirmation of the normal course of pregnancy. As a rule, by the 12th week the woman’s condition should be normalized.

However, if before the onset of pregnancy you suffered from such ailments as osteochondrosis, lumbar scoliosis, stenosis of the spinal canal or intervertebral hernia, the pain syndrome in this case will be quite intense and will accompany the expectant mother to the birth itself.

Important! If this condition has not been detected on time, then the uterine tube may break, resulting in severe pain, a drop in blood pressure and pulse, and loss of consciousness. In this case, a woman needs urgent surgery.

If you have a backache during the second trimester of pregnancy, then, most likely, this is a manifestation of an actively growing uterus and stretching muscles in this area.

Another reason not related to pathology is weight gain. If you had toxicosis in the first trimester, the weight gain was insignificant. In such situations, the body tries to catch up, and pregnant during the second trimester is able to gain from 5 to 10 kg, which can not but affect the condition of the spine and muscles of the lumbar spine.

This period is characterized by an aggravation of various chronic diseases that could bother the expectant mother before the onset of pregnancy.

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