Since the moment the egg is fixed in the uterine wall, serious changes are beginning to occur in the female body - the uterus becomes the organ that "rules the ball," and all neighboring organs are affected by it. Perhaps the greatest impact is the pelvis.
Why the pelvic bones hurt during pregnancy
The uterus is located inside the pelvic ring, attaching to it with the help of ligaments in a circle. Bundles, entering the uterine cavity, are transformed in a spiral - with an increased tone of the uterus, it is these spiral ligaments that are hurting. The most pronounced pain in the pelvic region occurs in women who have a twisted pelvis: in this case, the ligaments will stretch unequally - some are too tense, while others are relaxed. Such pulling pain in the pelvic area is a weighty reason for immediate contact with a doctor, since there is a high risk of miscarriage of .
The causes of pelvic pain are not always so serious, but it is better to be safe, so if you have a pelvic pain during preg
With pain of varying severity in the pelvis, about half of future mothers face. As a rule, such pains appear in the second half of pregnancy and in most cases are considered quite natural.
The most common cause of pelvic pain is a deficiency in the female calcium body .If the pelvic bones ache regularly, you must tell your gynecologist about it. Most likely, a specialist will direct you to a biochemical blood test, which can result in judging the sufficiency or insufficiency of trace elements in your body. In the event that calcium deficiency is detected, multivitamins for pregnant women with an elevated calcium content will be prescribed to you. Can be appointed and independent calcium preparations. In addition to multivitamins( or calcium preparations), it will also be necessary to increase the amount of products containing calcium and vitamin D - such as liver, greens, nuts, meat, fish, dairy products.
Another common cause of pain in the pelvis is the increasing strain on the back muscles : the stomach grows, becomes heavier, and the total weight increases significantly, which leads to pain. The growing uterus, promoting the tension of the ligaments, can also cause pain in the pelvis and sacrum. In order to reduce pain, it is necessary to reduce the load on the pelvis and back: pay special attention to your posture, wear a bandage, exercise, which train ligaments and muscles( preferably in this regard, classes in the water, in the pool).It is also recommended to walk as much as possible outdoors, but you should not wear shoes with heels.
Be sure to remember about nutrition, which should be balanced, rich in vitamins and trace elements.
To ease the pain, a light massage will help. If you are forced to sit for a long time, place the roller under your waist.
Do not engage in heavy physical labor. If you need to lift something heavy, and there are no assistants nearby, try to lift the load as symmetrically as possible - squat and with two hands( not one) take weight.
If the pelvis hurts too much, the doctor is likely to limit physical activity to you. If necessary, drug treatment may be prescribed.
Another cause of pelvic pain in pregnancy is the hormone relaxin, which begins to be synthesized during the period of gestation, and is responsible for weakening the tissue connections, thus ensuring the mobility of the pelvic complex, preparing it for childbirth. Because of the softening of the tissues, because of the discrepancy of the pelvic bones in the sacrum, the lap joint, the pelvis can appear quite strong pains, which, with a change in the posture, only intensifies.
Often during pregnancy, they remind themselves of diseases of the musculoskeletal system that were in women before pregnancy. So, for example, if before pregnancy you had osteochondrosis, curvature of the spine, muscles that are not well developed, which take part in the pelvic inclinations, or other problems, you can expect that during pregnancy these diseases will manifest themselves in full force, because yourthe body is weakened, and at the same time it is forced to work with a double load.
Pains in the pelvic area can be avoided( or, at least, you can reduce their intensity), if you are involved in prevention.
Even before pregnancy, at the stage of its planning, you need to start actively doing sports, take multivitamins, eat right, watch your posture and weight, walk a lot in the fresh air. Agree, the rules are simple, and even pleasant, and their observance will allow you to significantly reduce the risk of pelvic pain during pregnancy.