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Changes in pregnancy

In addition to all the beautiful things in pregnancy, you will meet with a variety of inconveniences. This primarily refers to pain in different parts of the body. It is normal to expect that during pregnancy and after childbirth, occur different kinds of discomfort. Although unpleasant, pains associated with pregnancy are completely natural and normal thing and it should not make you worry.

Cramping and pain in the ligaments

One of the first discomfort that can occur in the first trimester of pregnancy are mild cramps in the “lower " stomach, similar feel during menstruation. The cause is the spread and increase of the uterus, but don't worry, unless the cramps are accompanied by bleeding or other unusual symptoms. In which case should go to your doctor, or the nearest health facility.

Stronger pain may occur between the 16th and 22nd week of pregnancy, in one or both groin - because of the stretching the ligaments that hold the uterus. Mostly it happens during exercise, when you get up from your bed or chair, or when you cough. The pain will stop if you rest. It is best to lie down, because then there is no pressure that leads to stretching of ligaments. Around 24 weeks, pain is reduced.

Leg cramps

Most of the future mother has leg cramps, which are present throughout the entire pregnancy, it being amplified as we approach the date of delivery. Since they do not know the real cause of their origin, there is no real solution. Probably slowed circulation contributes to pain, because they often occur at night. To facilitate these problems, recommended activities, walks, massage. Stretching the legs and pulling the foot to the face, at the time of cramping, can very well help. Regularly performing these exercises before going to bed, can even prevent the occurrence of cramps during the night.

The increased pressure of the uterus on the nerves in the last quarter of pregnancy may also lead to the occurrence of cramps. Relieving with maternity belt, as well as more frequent resting with your feet up, can help mitigate the problem. If anything does not work and the pain increases, you should see a doctor. It is possible that this is a problem with veins that require treatment.

The pressure on the ribs

In the last month of pregnancy, most babies in the uterus becomes narrowly. The baby with foots can make pressure on your ribs, which creates the feeling that tickles and hurt. Change position will, eventually, to encourage the baby to move it and that will solve the problem.

However, if this fails, try to - as you inhale, lift both one arm above your head, and go down the exhaling. Repeat alternately one, then the other hand. If this does not help, you'll have to wait until the baby is put down to the pelvis, when this mess will go away.

Back pain

They may occur throughout the pregnancy, but are distinct in its second half. The causes are varied, and above all depend on you. If before pregnancy you had a problem, or you have some of the deformities of the spine (kyphosis, scoliosis, lordosis), you can expect problems - due to changes in center of gravity of the body, which is caused by the growth of the uterus. Of course, does not mean it will be worse in pregnancy. It is possible, even, to stop the pain that you had earlier. But, unfortunately, it's only temporary. For the next period, or after childbirth, they will come back. Women who do not have a deformity of the spine, they can feel uneasy when changing curvature of the spine during pregnancy. Sometimes help warm compresses, sometimes cold. Rest and change of position always lead to relief. Softening of the joints of the pelvis under the influence of hormones, preparing for the passage of the baby and the birth, can also create discomfort in the form of back pain.

The best prevention is strong abdominal muscles before pregnancy, as well as the optimum body weight. Shoes with heels higher than three or four centimeters may also be the cause of back pain, as well as long-standing, and sitting too long or improperly. Sleeping on a hard mattress, exercise and relaxation - may alleviate back pain.