Third trimester – A Little More Pain

The third trimester is one of the most exciting times of your pregnancy as the long wait is going to end, and your baby will arrive in just a few weeks. 

Back discomfort in pregnant women may be localized in the lower back or radiate into the buttock, thigh, and legs, creating or simulating sciatica symptoms. The pain may be continuous, aggravated by activities, disrupt sleep, and/or impair overall function. While most symptoms go away on their own after birth, some issues can develop into chronic illnesses. Pregnant women who already have lower back problems are more likely to experience pregnancy-related back discomfort.

Hip Pain While Pregnant

Hip pain is a common symptom that you may experience during your pregnancy. This pain is most common late in pregnancy, specifically during the third trimester. This happens because your body is preparing for labour. Soreness and pain are frequently felt most strongly on the side where the baby is most likely to lie in your uterus.

What leads to hip pain during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, your body produces hormones that relax and soften connective tissue. As a result, the joints and ligaments between your pelvic bones will begin to loosen. It is essential to increase the flexibility of these bones to allow the baby to move around your body during work. Lower back pain, as well as changes in posture and a heavier uterus, may all contribute to your discomfort.

Pelvic Pain during Pregnancy

Pelvic changes are normal during pregnancy and help the uterus grow and facilitate birth. Pain occurs when the shifted ilium is in an unstable position, putting stress on the surrounding tissues. As the body attempts to return the pelvis to its normal position, muscles tense and pull within or around the pelvis. Severe pain may be felt if tension occurs in the pelvic floor muscles or the adductor muscles of the thigh.

Back Pain during the Third trimester

Pregnancy back pain is most felt at the sacroiliac joint, where your pelvis meets your spine. There are numerous possible explanations for why this occurs. Some of the most likely reasons for back pain include:

Hormone surge

The hormones released during pregnancy allow pelvic ligaments to soften and joints to loosen in preparation for birth. This modification may have an impact on the support your back normally receives.

Weight gain

Your growing pregnancy and baby add to the weight that your back must support.


Kyphosis/Poor posture, prolonged standing, and bending over can all cause or exacerbate back pain.

Center of gravity

As your uterus and baby grow, your center of gravity will shift forward, causing your posture to change.

Preventive steps to relax the type of pains

  1. Make use of a maternity support belt.
  2. Lie on your back with your elbows or a pillow propped up. After that, place a pillow between your knees. This can aid in the realignment of your pelvic bones. It may temporarily relieve your pain.
  3. Take a hot bath
  4. Maintain proper posture
  5. Apply a heat pack to the sore spots.
  6. Standing for extended periods should be avoided.
  7. Lifting heavy objects should be avoided.
  8. Get some exercise regularly, but don't overdo it.

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