What causes pregnancy related back pain?

There are a number of factors that can contribute to this condition.
Some of the potential causes are:

  • Increase of hormones: A woman's body releases hormones during pregnancy that allow the ligaments in her pelvic region to soften and the joints become less constrained n preparation for giving birth. These changes may affect the abdominal support the back normally depends on.
  • Added weight: With the growth of your baby and the physical changes taking place in your body to nourish and sustain the baby, your back must adjust to support additional weight.
  • Center of gravity: As your uterus and baby grow your body's center of gravity will shift forward changing your posture and put increased strain on your back.
  • Daily movement: Excessive standing, bending, reaching, sitting and even sleeping can stimulate or enhance the pain in your back and neck.
  • Stress: Stress will usually settled into the weakest spots of your body, and with the canges occuring in your pelvic region, this makes for a chance that stress will result in back pain.