Pregnant women often experience back ache because the ligaments that support the joints become looser to prepare for giving birth; as the baby grows, the additional weight can also put pressure on the back and the hollow in the lower back may also get larger which can contribute to back pain. To ease back pain:

  • Wear flat shoes
  • Sleep on a firm mattress
  • Avoid heavy lifting
  • Sit with your back straight
  • Consider wearing a back support
  • Consider having massages as these will help to reduce tension in the muscles, as well as helping you to relax
  • Get plenty of rest
  • See your doctor if the pain becomes severe or persistent; they may recommend you have physiotherapy

Guide to Pregnancy


Backache during Pregnancy

Constipation during Pregnancy

Eating during pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy

Heartburn and Indigestion During Pregnancy


Morning sickness

Piles during Pregnancy

Stages of pregnancy




Support for parents that have lost a baby

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