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Preventing Back Pain During Pregnancy

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Even as you celebrate your new curves, you may complain about the aches and pains that accompany your pregnancy. Back pain probably tops the list of a pregnant woman's gripes. "It's often caused by a shifting of the center of gravity, and by the weight of the uterus on the pelvic area," says Thomas Hanlon, author of Fit For Two: The Official YMCA Prenatal Exercise Guide (Human Kinetics).

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Even as you celebrate your new curves, you may complain about the aches and pains that accompany your pregnancy. Back pain probably tops the list of a pregnant woman's gripes. "It's often caused by a shifting of the center of gravity, and by the weight of the uterus on the pelvic area," says Thomas Hanlon, author of Fit For Two: The Official YMCA Prenatal Exercise Guide (Human Kinetics).

By stretching your back daily, and doing a series of muscle-strengthening exercises recommended by the YMCA Prenatal Exercise Project, you can help minimize or avoid back pain altogether -- during pregnancy and beyond. Always check with your physician before beginning a new exercise program. And if you ever feel discomfort while doing the exercises, stop immediately.
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