17 Warning Signs During Pregnancy You Should Be Cautious About

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Severe Lower Back Pain

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Most of the time back pain in pregnancy is nothing more than an inconvenience. Your growing uterus combined with poor posture creates a strain on your back, and in turn causes your back pain. Hormones can also play a cause in pregnancy-related lower back pain. Progesterone and relaxin are doing their part to prepare your body for pregnancy loosening ligaments, and as a result, the loosening causes an instability in your joints. This can cause imbalanced alignment and your back is one of the most vulnerable spots.

If your back pain is new and combined with uterine tightening, and/or vaginal bleeding this could be a sign of pre-term labor which is an urgent situation.

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