Remember: Back pain in pregnancy also includes sacro/iliac pain, two joints either side of the base of your spine.
WEEKS ONE TO TWELVE
Although your posture is starting to change at this time, it is more likely that pain is caused by a previous injury.
Mild back pain may be aggravated by morning sickness.
Early pain is more likely to be a ‘normal’ joint or muscular strain rather than related to your first trimester of pregnancy. Treatment during pregnancy is usually safe if given by an osteopath or physiotherapist who specializes in this area.
If you do have a history of back pain it is wise to see an osteopath prior to your posture changing. During your pregnancy do not start any new exercise programme unless it is specific exercise for pregnancy such as yoga or pilates for pregnant women. Try to maintain good posture.
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