Did you know that when you are pregnant, you might get very tired. I'm kidding! Of course you know. Growing a baby is hard work. You are supplying your baby with all the nutrients he or she needs in order to grow into a healthy little human being and that takes a lot of eating (woohoo!) and resting on your part. I get kind of exhausted just thinking about it. My youngest will be 4 in a few days and I'm still tired... Read more.
‘Girdle’ might be hands-down, one of the most unattractive words in the English language. It brings to mind images of older, heftier ladies, well past their prime, attempting to reign in the years through manipulative garments. However, every woman has what is called a pelvic girdle, which is a collection of bones that support the pelvic organs. Unfortunately, for many women during pregnancy, girdles become no laughing matter, as nearly three-quarters of women experience pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy.... Read more
Before we get to the symptoms, know this: Your body has to go through some pretty major changes in order to make room for your expected baby. Your bones, joints, and ligaments will have to adjust to help you push out your baby out. To help with this, your body produces a hormone (Relaxin) to allow your ligaments to connect to the bones of your pelvis, to relax and help you make room for your baby. This is supposed to be a good thing during delivery, but it can cause you pain during your pregnancy, called Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP). Close to 50-70% of women will have some form of Pelvic Girdle Pain during their pregnancy... Read more
If you're walking like a penguin while pregnant, it's probably not because you're attention seeking but because you suffer from PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain). The reason for your pain is that your placenta is producing a hormone called Relaxin. To prepare your body for birth, Relaxin makes your body's soft tissue softer and more stretchable than normal... Read more