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Pregnancy-Related Back Pain

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Of the many studies conducted into pregnancy-related back pain, the majority suggests that about 50% of pregnant women will suffer from LBP, with one-third suffering from a level of pain severe enough to reduce their quality of life.

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Low back pain (LBP) and pelvic girdle pain (PGP) during pregnancy are often accepted as normal and even though multiple research studies suggesting that the quality of life for women is adversely affected, many are still advised to self-manage.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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Tania Burrows-reuther
13 May 2021
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Levena West
18 Dec 2019
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Helen PARK
06 Jan 2020
Interesting article offering solutions that can be offered to pregnant women with back pain.
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Anne Rendell
07 Oct 2020
Interesting and thought provoking
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Christina Atkins
29 May 2021
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Danielle Burke
05 Jan 2020
It was a great read on an important, and common issue on LBP in pregnant women, although it lacked any strategy’s in regards to barriers pregnant women face when seeking help in regards to their back pain.
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Chuqi Peng
20 Feb 2020
Informative article
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