Pregnancy statistics (2008)

Bastiaanssen et al, 2005 :
80% o fpregnant women get pain in the pelvic region or low back at some point.

American pregnancy association
50-70% experience back pain at some point during pregnancy.

What causes back pain during pregnancy?
Back pain during pregnancy is related to a number of factors. Some women begin to experience lower back pain with the onset of pregnancy. Women who are most at risk for back pain are those who are overweight or had back pain prior to pregnancy. Here is a list of potential causes of back pain or discomfort during pregnancy:

How can you prevent or minimize back pain during pregnancy?
Back pain may not be prevented completely, but there are things that you can do to reduce the severity or frequency. Here are a few steps you can take to help reduce the back pain you are experiencing: