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A pregnant woman usually undergoes many changes and the typical waddle is a major feature of a pregnant woman’s life. Investigators have seen that the women walk the same way even after they deliver thus affecting the bones, joints, and muscles. The changes in the overall distribution and body mass are something that should not be left unattended. This is what results in major changes in the physiological  [...]

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Bones, joints and muscles and pregnancy

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Bones, joints and muscles are greatly altered during pregnancy. Relaxing helps to soften the cartilage as well as the ligaments and thus makes the joints a little unstable. It also makes the joints prone to injury. These all result due to the changes in weight during pregnancy. Physiological and anatomical changes have a major effect during pregnancy and have the capacity to affect not only bones but also muscles while at rest and during exercise too.

Weight gain is another reason that causes a change in the bones, joints, and muscles. Aerobic exercise could help the weight to be under control provided not much calories are consumed. When babies are born to such exercising mothers, then they have the tendency to have a lower fat percentage. The baby thus undergoes a good training effect.

Joints get affected due to the increased weight during pregnancy and cause pressure on the knees and the hips. These forces usually damage the joints and it is crucial that you understand how to maintain the strength of these joints on the basis of simple exercises. There could be changes in the posture and the manner in which the centre of gravity is altered and this could increase the pain and discomfort around the joints. This also affects the back, hips, and pelvis. At times there is a condition called lordosis, which is an exaggerated curve in the lower back. This contributes to the existence of a low back pain very common in pregnant women.

Pregnancy is a condition when the upper back muscles become weak and when the overall appearance changes. This is noticeable when the chin pokes forward and when you feel tension around the upper back. The neck region also has lot of pressure. The breast size is affected and the overall effect on the posture is different with great impact.

It is important to understand the differences undergone by the Bones, joints, and muscles during pregnancy.

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