Treating Lower Back Pain In 40th Week of Pregnancy

Submitted by Nic on August 13, 2012

Many pregnant women who are 40 weeks pregnant are known to complain of constant back pain. This lower back pain while one is 40 weeks pregnant may be attributed to the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy as well as the increasing size of one’s uterus. While one is 40 weeks pregnant they are considered to be full term and should be preparing themselves mentally for the arrival of the baby. At 40 weeks pregnant women tend to experience cramps and back pain as the weight of the baby has now increased to...

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...almost 7.5 pounds and the baby is almost 8 inches in length. Back pain at 40 weeks pregnant is also considered to be one of the signs of labor and hence in such cases women should be regularly visiting their health care provider to ensure that the pregnancy is progressing smoothly. Another one of the reasons for being 40 weeks pregnant and having back pain is that the hormonal activity that takes place during pregnancy tends to relax the ligaments and the muscles of the body.

40 weeks pregnant lower back pain and overall body ache can be handles by making a few changes to ones posture and ensuring that one s standing tall and straight with their shoulders back and relaxed as much as possible. In fact of the person is required to stand on one foot for a long period of time then they should try and shift their weight from one foot to another from time to time so that they don’t end up with a back pain. Additionally in order to minimize 40 weeks pregnant lower back pain and cramps , pregnant women should also ensure that they are wearing the right kind of footwear as well as maternity pants that are have a low and supportive waistband.

Some women may even find the use of special belts at 40 weeks of pregnancy to provide them with some relief from the lower back pain. Another one of the ways f dealing with being 40 weeks pregnant and having back pain is to try and sleep on ones side rather than on ones back and while doing so one should also try and keep both their knees bent as far as possible. The back pain experienced by women who are 40 weeks pregnant may also be because of the increase in the size of the uterus which in turn tends to stretch out and thus weaken the abdominal muscles.

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