just started my second trimester and already have back pains

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

5 Comments

View replies by

Stacie - posted on 03/16/2010

11

26

2

I asked my midwife about my back pain because I started getting it at 18 weeks and I thought that was too early to be pregnancy related - wrong! It's VERY common to get it that soon. She suggested gentle stretching exercises and showed me a few in her office - you might want to ask your doc about it the next time you go. She also suggested using a heating pad and I'm surprised at how quickly that helps ease the pain. Best of luck!

Lauren - posted on 03/16/2010

551

7

49

I have been having back pains for a while and I am 22 weeks now. I am not sure exactly what factors play into it, but I was pretty small before getting pregnant and my doctor said that since I had always been skinny my back isn't as strong esp now with being front heavy and also that I am not gaining anywhere else except for my stomach and I am all frontal (growing straight out), so I guess it depends on how you are built and how you are growing as well.

Ashley - posted on 03/16/2010

794

34

74

Prenatal yoga helped with my back and sciatic pain. I am twelve weeks along with my second, and I already have back and sciatic pain. But I'm sure that is because my son is only one so my body didn't get a chance to heal completely. :)
Drink lots of water, and try to get up every hour to stretch if you can.

[deleted account]

Exercises and stretches will help! My belly is 4.2 feet around, and I'm 32. I just started getting back pains a few weeks ago, and I've been doing some stretches and it works wonders!

Carina - posted on 03/16/2010

113

16

11

you are lucky the back pain is just started now. i myself just started my second trimester and i have had back pain now for a couple of weeks. there are several exercises and stretches that you can do to help with the back pain. hope things start feeling better for you soon.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms