A very common and often uncomfortable side effect reported during pregnancy is constipation. Signs and symptoms of constipation can be variable but can leave you looking for any source of relief! The good news is that a few lifestyle changes may help provide some relief of symptoms and get you back to a more regular pooping schedule. Check out our top tips for easing constipation during pregnancy.
You can (and should!) exercise throughout your pregnancy as you are able. You should continue to exercise as you were before pregnancy and modify along the way as your pregnancy progresses to decrease intensity, avoid lying on your back after 14 weeks and avoid any exercises that contribute to pain or discomfort. Any new workouts or exercise regimes should first be cleared with your doctor and/or your pelvic floor PT.
While this is a less common occurrence than morning sickness, back pain, or the constant urge to pee, vulvar varicosities can happen during pregnancy and can be a significant source of discomfort for women, especially in the last trimester.
Lightning crotch can happen during pregnancy and feels like sharp or shooting pubic bone or groin pain when you roll over in bed, take a step, stand on one leg getting dressed or get out of the car.
A pelvic health PT shares her tips for navigating second trimester.
Top Five Tips to navigate your first trimester of pregnancy
Essentials for labor and delivery as told by a pelvic floor physical therapist. Your five must-haves for your postpartum recovery!
Pubic bone pain or SPD during pregnancy and postpartum.
Helping prepare your body and vagina for childbirth. The deep squat helps relax your pelvic floor muscles and prepare your perineum to stretch.
My must reads for pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and your relationship after babies.
Two must-have pregnancy supports and why they help relieve pain.