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What are the common causes of back pain in pregnancy?

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Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Aduanswered
Sports Medicine 14 years experience
Weight distribution: Due to the increasing size in the abdomen, your posture will accentuate the curve in your back, leading to increased back pain.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I manage back pain in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Stay active: Keep your weight gain to a reasonable amount. Stay active. Do pregnancy yoga or pregnancy pilates. Swimming is also excellent. Lie down on a flat surface, such as the floor in front of your sofa. Prop your legs on the seat of the sofa. This allows your lower back to straighten and decompress.
A 30-year-old female asked:

Is back pain a pregnancy sympton?

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: As pregnancy progresses your center of gravity is thrown off and this puts a lot of strain on the low back.This causes low back pain. It is so common that supports such as the Belly Bra and many others are made just for this.

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