Dear Marilla, I’m pregnant and I have new body aches. What should I do?
Growing a baby is a miraculous thing to do. Some women sail through without skipping a beat. Most will experience a niggle here and there.
There are many changes that occur in a woman’s body as the pregnancy progresses, and these cause new strains on muscles, bones and joints, often resulting in new pains or exacerbating old ones.
A pelvic health physiotherapist can loosen up tight muscles or teach you how to find and develop weaker ones, and give you advice as to which garments and braces can provide external support. Knowing how to move and what to avoid can help you regain or maintain control. Keeping active is really important.
Remember to keep your doctor or midwife in the loop about any new aches or pains.