5 Things to Ease Muscle Pain During Pregnancy

calf muscle pain during pregnancy

5 Things to Ease Muscle Pain During Pregnancy

So pregnancy is turning out to be a pain for you in the truest sense of the word. As you progress in your pregnancy the ligaments in the body are getting further loosened up to make room for your baby to come out. So this means pain in your muscles around the hips and pelvis. Calf muscle pain during pregnancy is also a common occurrence. The weight gain is also putting a lot of pressure on your joints and ligaments causing more pain especially in your back.

Tips to ease muscle pain during pregnancy

Here are 5 things you need to ease the muscular aches and pains –

  • A good body pillow

Sleeping with a pillow under one’s growing tummy, between one’s knees and on one’s back can be the perfect recipe for a comfortable sleep. It can do a lot to ease the muscular aches and pains of pregnancy. Invest in a good body pillow. They help support the tummy and back and provide comfort between the knees.

  • A Pregnancy support belt

These belts are particularly useful for those who are on their feet for long stretches in the day. The belt helps support the belly which can make a big difference to back and pelvic pain.

  • A warm bath

Swimming could be a great way to soothe the muscles. If not a nice warm bath can be useful to soothe those aching muscles.

  • A good prenatal massage

A nice rubdown done right can be great now. It can help release endorphins (pain-blocking hormones) which can help ease the aches.

  • A good exercise (yoga, walking, etc)

Any form of light exercise can help stabilize the body and provide relief at the joints. Prenatal yoga and Pilates are hugely beneficial, if not a walk is good too.