Pregnancy-related Injuries & Back Pain
As many as three quarters of women experience lower back pain while they are pregnant. Your centre of gravity shifts while you are pregnant and this can add extra, unwanted strain on your back. In addition to this the extra weight that is carried around increases the workload for your muscles and increases the stress moving through your joints.
During pregnancy your body goes through hormonal changes, these hormones are responsible for loosening your joints and increasing the laxity of the ligaments which hold your joints together. This is done to make room for the growing baby. These hormonal changes can cause you to be less stable and it may even cause pain when you walk, stand or sit for long periods of time.