Sunday, January 25, 2009

(Post 105) Pregnancy and Low Back Pain

According to Obstetrics, Normal and Problem Pregnancies by Steven Gabbe, Fourth Edition, the most widely read textbook on Obstetric Medicine...

Back pain in pregnant women can be prevented to a large degree by:

1. Avoidance of excessive weight gain.
2. Exercise to strengthen back muscles.
3. Good sitting and sleeping posture.
4. Sensible shoes, not high heels, should be worn.