However, if you’re anything like me, then eventually you will start to experience aches and pains in places you never dreamed of!
Unfortunately, when you’re pregnant you’re not allowed to take many over-the-counter pain meds besides Tylenol for aches and pains.
I personally didn’t feel that Tylenol was very effective for anything during my pregnancy, and I certainly wasn’t comfortable with taking it while I was pregnant.
These feelings led me to discover natural ways to treat my pregnancy pain naturally.
Here are some pregnancy home remedies that I used to get comfort from many pregnancy pains — such as morning sickness, migraines, joint soreness, constipation, breast pain, abdominal cramps, back pain, and leg cramps.
#1 – Stay hydrated.
When you’re pregnant, you need to drink more water than usual.
Unfortunately, being dehydrated can also increase any feelings of nausea and morning sickness and headaches you may have.
As much as I tried to drink water, it turned out to be something I really didn’t like during pregnancy. As a result, I had severe nausea at times and extremely painful migraines that would last for days.
Once I wizened up and after a couple of trips to the doctor, I realized that I was dehydrated.
My doctor eventually had me admitted to the hospital for a few hours so I could rehydrated intravenously.
#2 – Exercise and try to stay fit.
It’s not uncommon to feel tired and become a little lazy when you’re pregnant, but you need to understand that the changes your body is going through require you to stay active.
Many of your body functions are going to slow down — like your bowels — resulting in discomfort when you’re going to the bathroom and eating.
Your joints are also going to become more lax and loose.
Taking walks and doing some light exercises or yoga will help to keep things moving along and reduce the amount of stress that is being put on your joints — thus lessening the amount of joint pain and discomfort that you feel while you’re pregnant.
#3 – See a chiropractor.
Toward the middle of my last trimester, I started to experience excruciating pain in my pelvic area that got worse when I happened to be walking or standing for long periods of time.
Also, my legs literally felt as if someone was cutting them off at the joints and there was pain radiating up and down my thighs.
I’m not one to normally sit still, and I certainly wasn’t going to let that pain stop me — but eventually it did.
I complained about this pregnancy pain to my doctor, who said I had symphysis pubis dysfunction — a condition where the ligaments and muscles in your pelvic area loosen up too much during pregnancy.
I was also instructed to apply a cold compress in 3-minute intervals to help alleviate the pain.
The chiropractic doctor gave me a pelvic support belt to wear and said to:
- avoid lifting heavy things
- do kegel exercises
- sit while getting dressed
These modifications did not get rid of the pain entirely, but they definitely made it much more bearable for the rest of my pregnancy. After childbirth, the pain went away.
Certain aches and pains during pregnancy are normal because your body is growing a baby. If you experience any pain that is unbearable or persistent, don’t hesitate to inform your doctor right away.
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I’m a stay-at-home mom and writer. Having experienced the joys and discomforts of pregnancy 3 times, I have a lot of advice to offer expecting mothers. I’m committed to providing new moms with an in-depth and honest view on pregnancy, so you’ll have a better idea of what to expect and a good feel for what pregnancy is really like.