During pregnancy, your back adapts to a changing body with a whole new centre of gravity.
As your baby grows inside you, the shape of your spine adjusts to prevent you from falling forwards. In some cases, however, the spine adjusts a little too much, which can ultimately lead to lower back and pelvic pain.
Back pain is a common problem, with 58% of all pregnant women experiencing pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain.
Pierce, H et al., 2012., Chan, YL et al., 2002
Do not worry!
Back pain is a common problem, with 58% of all pregnant women experiencing pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain. So if you have occasional back pain, there is no need to worry. You are definitely not alone in this. If the pain is persistent or developing into moderate to severe pain, it's time to find a solution.
Taking the pressure off
Fortunately, back pain can be reduced during your pregnancy in a variety of ways.
How orthotics/orthopaedic devices can help?
A brilliant option for relieving back pain is by using maternity orthoses - these are basically maternity support belts which allow you to carry your baby bump with a little more ease, especially in the last few months of pregnancy.
They actively support your back by stabilizing your lumbar spine and/or sacroiliac joint, helping you to stay active and reduce any disruption caused by back pain.