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Can you end up with severe back pain just from having a baby?

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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Body mechanics

Carrying 20+ lbs, a few inches in front of your usual center of gravity causes you to shift your whole skeletal alignment.
Yes this can hurt. Best to stretch a lot and get "fit" before , during , and after pregnancy.

In brief: Body mechanics

Carrying 20+ lbs, a few inches in front of your usual center of gravity causes you to shift your whole skeletal alignment.
Yes this can hurt. Best to stretch a lot and get "fit" before , during , and after pregnancy.
Dr. Ray Tidman
Dr. Ray Tidman
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Back pain is pretty common during pregnancy.
Though it often improves after delivery, it can persist. After recovering from delivery, return to regular physical activity including regular aerobic exercise (walking, running, swimming, biking, etc) can reduce pain. If the pain is so bad you cannot exercise suggest talking to your obstetrician or primary provider for help in your specific situation.

In brief: Yes

Back pain is pretty common during pregnancy.
Though it often improves after delivery, it can persist. After recovering from delivery, return to regular physical activity including regular aerobic exercise (walking, running, swimming, biking, etc) can reduce pain. If the pain is so bad you cannot exercise suggest talking to your obstetrician or primary provider for help in your specific situation.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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