How to Get rid of Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

(July 1, 2010)

Pelvic Pain In Pregnancy

One of the most distinctive features of a pregnancy is the amount of discomfort and pain that the expecting mother has to endure through the entire process. This is mainly because of the astonishing number of physical, biological, and chemical changes that are taking place within her body at the same time. One of the most common points of intense pains felt by most expecting mothers is pelvic pain and this usually represents the body preparing itself for child birth. The pelvic pain will usually start to develop around the twentieth week of gestation. The physiological changes that take place in the pelvis at this time can be attributed to a couple of hormones produced by the body known as progesterone and relaxing. These hormones are used to relax the pelvis, loosen the ligaments and increase the diameter of the pelvis – making it easier for the baby to pass through the woman’s birth canal. It is important to remember that the pain that you experience is a part of the pregnancy experience and knowing that it is a step in the right direction will help you stay strong throughout the episode. Some of the symptoms that are also present when affected by pelvic pain include feeling a grinding or clicking noise in the pubic area with the pain seemingly traveling up and down the insides of the thighs while separating your legs is likely to cause a distinct increase in the amount of pain you experience.

Because of the fact that the pelvic pain during a pregnancy is of such an intense nature, a number of natural treatments have been developed all over the world to help the expecting mother handle the pain much easier. First and foremost, it is imperative that you avoid too much movement while allowing your body enough rest, most preferably in an upright position with your back well supported. Avoid lifting or handling any heavy material. When lying down or sleeping, make sure that you pelvic region is well supported with the help of a couple of pillows or cushions between the legs. The application of a warm compress over the affected region is also known to work wonders while taking a nice long, hot bath will prove to be equally effective. When getting into a vehicle, the best way to minimize pelvic pain will be to sit on the seat first and then slowly ease your legs into the vehicle.

Submitted by P T on July 1, 2010 at 04:29

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