Why Do Many Pregnant Women Pull Ligaments, Muscles, and Joints?
I'm 6 months pregnant and feel like I'm straining or pulling something in my
body every day. Is this normal? If so, why does this happen? – Avery
Several things during pregnancy can make you less stable and more prone to injury,
including weight gain, changing body shape, altered posture, and the loosening of
joints. It's easy to lose your balance, twist an ankle, or strain something, especially
in the lower back or knees.
Keep this in mind when you choose an activity, whether it's walking around the
neighborhood, lifting your toddler, exercising, or just doing some housework. Wear
low-heeled shoes with good support, take your time, and don't overdo it.