Ligament pain during pregnancy

Many expectant mothers complain of ligament pain during their pregnancy . More or less intense pain which affects their quality of life and which is sometimes a source of stress. Rest assured, ligament pain is very common and can appear in the first month of pregnancy. Often felt in the stomach or back , some pregnant women can suffer from ligament pain in several areas of the body. If these sensations are benign, it is important to recognize them and relieve them. Discover our advice to reduce your ligament pain and take care of yourself with our anti-stretch mark routine .

Pregnancy: what is ligament pain?

Ligament pain is a feeling of tightness felt by women during pregnancy . The ligaments that connect the bones together become more flexible to allow the uterus to develop. This relaxation sometimes leads to pain in several areas of the body. Most of the time, expectant mothers feel ligament pain in the stomach, pelvis, back and in the groin region (pubis and perineum). But, some women also suffer from ligament pain in the buttocks, legs and neck !

Depending on the degree of intensity, this ligament pain becomes bothersome and can affect your quality of life on a daily basis. This is what ligament pain looks like:

  • diffuse pain;
  • sharp pain;
  • a feeling of tingling;
  • a feeling of electric shock;
  • a cramping or pinching sensation;
  • a “very low” baby impression.

What are the causes of this ligament pain? During pregnancy, the ligaments cause pain, as they relax under the influence of hormonal changes and the increase in volume of the uterus . Please note that the intensity of this pain varies from one woman to another.

At what stage of pregnancy do you have ligament pain?

You may experience ligament pain as early as the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. The size of your uterus begins to increase and pulls on the ligaments that support it. As a general rule, this pain increases during the second trimester of pregnancy and lasts until delivery.

Have you only felt ligament pain since the start of your third trimester of pregnancy? Don't worry either, we're talking about Lacomme syndrome . This is pain caused by Relaxin: a hormone that is very active at the end of pregnancy. Its role is to allow the relaxation of tissues and ligaments in preparation for childbirth. Result: it causes diffuse pain in the groin and your pelvis.

Good to know: ligament pain often scares expectant mothers who confuse it with contractions. Rest assured, there are tips to differentiate pregnancy ligament pain from contractions. During a contraction, your stomach hardens and the pain breaks into several pains lasting a few seconds. Ligament pain is most often found in the morning or at the end of the day and the pain does not last ! But, if in doubt, consult your midwife or doctor to reassure yourself.

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How to relieve ligament pain during pregnancy?

Although ligament pain during pregnancy is common and not dangerous, it remains uncomfortable, even painful. Good news, there are several tips to relieve your tightness:

  • Sleep : Good rest is an essential element in reducing your ligament pain. Don’t hesitate to take short naps during the day! Health professionals advise sleeping on your left side and using cushions to support your legs and stomach.
  • Relaxation : reduce your stress, relieve your ligament pain. Consider practicing deep breathing, yoga, or meditation.
  • Physical exercise : if intense physical activity is to be avoided, as is carrying heavy loads, a gentle sport such as walking, swimming or yoga is very beneficial for relieving your pain.
  • Posture : poor posture can worsen ligament pain. It is advisable to maintain good posture with a straight back and change position regularly.

Also remember to adopt a balanced diet, rich in vitamins and trace elements. The lack of magnesium would also be an aggravating factor for ligament pain during pregnancy. You can also turn to natural therapies such as osteopathy, acupuncture or sophrology to relieve your ligament pain.

Did you know ? In the event of severe ligament pain or accompanied by other symptoms (dizziness, nausea, etc.), it is imperative to consult a doctor urgently. You need to reassure yourself and check that your pregnancy is going well!

Natural care during pregnancy

Taking care of yourself during pregnancy is crucial. Beyond a healthy diet, it is important to rest well and maintain appropriate physical activity . Another essential point: essential care for the good health of your skin.

Téane Laboratories develop 100% natural and certified organic products to meet the specific needs of future mothers. There is also an anti-stretch mark routine with effective products to soothe your tightness and prevent the appearance of these dreaded little streaks.

Compatible from the first month of pregnancy, our range offers deep hydration to your skin and relieves tightness . Each stage of pregnancy has its own routine, because your skin does not have the same needs over the weeks.

  • The first treatment anti-stretch mark cream is perfect for preventing stretch marks from the first weeks. It contains an extract patented by Téane of Cassia Alata: a plant with magical virtues.
  • The generous soothing oil is formulated from a synergy of vegetable oils which deeply nourishes and softens your skin. It also offers a lot of comfort in cases of tightness and itching. Applied as a massage to painful areas , it can relieve the pain felt.
  • Firming milk fights against sagging skin: an essential to put in your suitcase for maternity.
  • SOS Stretch Marks Balm repairs and reduces stretch marks that appear on the stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks and chest.

And why not take advantage of our generous and soothing oil to relax in a nice hot bath when your ligament pain becomes too much? In addition to relieving your pain, the oil nourishes and protects your skin: a real moment of well-being.

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