THE RESEARCH

  • 30-50% of pregnant women reported pain severe enough to lose time from work or withdraw from social interaction (Kristiannson 1996, Noren 1997, Ostgaard 1991)

  • Pelvic girdle pain has been estimated to affect about half of pregnant women (Bergstrom, 2014)

  • 25% of women experience serious pain and 8% experience severe disability (Bergstrom, 2014)

  • Pelvic girdle pain and low back pain before pregnancy is a strong predictor for recurrent and continuous pain 6 and 14 months post-partum (Bergstrom, 2014)

  • Pelvic girdle pain negatively impacts daily life for women (MacKenzie 2017)

  • Women suffer from negative emotional and psychological effects due to pain (MacKenzie, 2017)

 

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WHAT HAPPENS TO A PREGNANT BODY?

  • Increased curvature of your low back as the baby grows

  • Rounding of your mid and upper back due to changes in breast size and weight which can cause pain in the shoulders, back, arms and hands

  • Loosening of stabilizing structures/ligaments in the pelvis causing low back and pelvic pain, due to hormonal fluctuations

  • Decreased balance due to changes in your center of gravity

  • Difficulty breathing largely influenced by an increase in progesterone hormone As your baby grows your diaphragm is also displaced upwards to inhibit your ability to take a full breath

  • Increased urination and changes in bowel habits (either constipation or diarrhea)

  • Loss of sleep due to difficulty finding a position of comfort

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