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Hip and Back Pain during Pregnancy

Hip and back pain is one of the most prevalent issues during pregnancy. Why is this?

As the abdominal muscles stretch to allow room for the baby to grow, their ability to stabilize the spine and aid in day to day movement is impacted. Therefore other muscles (hip flexor complex and lower back) take over to help with this!

Both stretching and strengthening these smaller muscles can help alleviate pain. Watch the video below to learn more about the responsibility of the muscles involved and how this changes through pregnancy.

For more hip flexor information, have a look here and here.

- Coach Lisa


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