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Helpful Advice For Woman Who Suffer From Joint Pain During Pregnancy
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Pregnancy can do many things to a woman’s body from hormonal changes to making your joints tender and prone to becoming stiff and sore. This will vary from woman to woman and depends on the health of the mother and what her nutrition is like. One main nutrient which is required for healthy joints is DHA, which is an essential fatty acid. The main function of this nutrient is that it helps the brain to function and helps to keep joints lubricated.

For any pregnant woman nutrition is very important, so pay attention to what you are eating on a daily basis. Try to include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables along with lean protein and carbs. Eating this way can really help you see a reduction in the level of joint pain during pregnancy.

Many women tend to suffer with carpal tunnel syndrome while pregnant and this is due to fluid retention and swelling in the hands and wrists. While this is an annoying and sometimes can be a painful condition, the upside is that it usually clears up on its own after the baby is born. Joint pain in the hip area is another complaint for many women. This becomes more noticeable in the later stages of pregnancy. By the eighth and ninth month of pregnancy your hip muscles become more relaxed due to the weight of the baby. The best solution is to try and rest more often and to drink more fluids if possible.

Back pain is also more noticeable in the last few months of pregnancy. The weight and positioning of the baby is the main cause for this. Try sitting with additional support, a cushion behind your lower back can often remedy this. Warm baths are another great way to help elevate joint pain during pregnancy.

Many pregnant women find that practicing yoga is extremely helpful. It has another benefit in that it helps prepare your body for birthing. Women who take yoga classes report having an easier time during labor, plus their recovery time is often quicker.

Avoiding Standing or Sitting for Long Periods is also very important - Variety in postures is the key. Do too much of one thing for too long, and your back pain will increase for sure. When doing dishes, put one foot up on a footstool or on the inside of the cupboard below the sink.

Also bear in mind that taking a natural healthy supplement can also help reduce joint pain during pregnancy. In fact get into the habit of taking a vitamin or supplement while pregnant and continue your new habit afterwards. This will help you deal with the night feeding schedule that lies ahead.


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