Q: I am nearly 8 months pregnant and it feels like I’ve had back pain ever since conceiving. It is even worse now in the last trimester. Even five minutes feels like too long to stand. Is it because the baby is too big? There is not a day I don’t feel pain and heaviness.
A: Tina says: It is very common to feel back strain at this stage of your pregnancy. It is usually due to bad posture because your growing uterus changes your centre of gravity. Try to avoid standing for long periods of time and be very aware of your posture during the day. You may have a pinched nerve that is making the matter worse. I suggest that you try some gentle stretching for your lower back and perhaps ask your partner or someone close to you to give you a lower back massage.