Your body may be finding it difficult to adapt to changes in posture resulting in pain.
Mid back curves increase due to an increase in breast size.
If sitting for long periods of time, get up and walk EVERY 20 MINS. If working at a computer ensure the computer and keyboard are directly in front of you. Do not ‘slouch’ in front of the computer. If possible, tilt the base of your chair TO ENSURE YOUR KNEES ARE BELOW YOUR PELVIS. Continue to exercise as normal or begin an exercise programme such as yoga or pilates for pregnancy (unless this aggravates your symptoms).
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Seek help from a health professional to alleviate current pain and avoid future pain and problems. The earlier you seek help, the greater chance you have of avoiding worse back pain later on in your pregnancy.