Pregnancy Week 26: Physical Development

At this stage the added pressure on your back might make you feel uncomfortable. If your lower back has been aching, it’s because of your growing uterus, and the hormonal changes that loosen your joints and ligaments.

Plus, the extra weight you're carrying means more work for your muscles and increased stress on your joints, which is why you may feel worse at the end of the day. Walking, standing, or sitting for long periods, as well as bending and lifting, can put a strain on your back.

Avoid sleeping on your back completely from now on and use a body pillow for support. The pillow will also help you stay on your side.



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priyanka .

I wish I knew this before

Meeta Rajani

useful information

Nazia Hassan

Helpful information

Lopashree Panda

I feel the same symptoms... Thanks for the info

Tonikae Stephen

I wish I knew this before

Madhuban Sen

I wish I knew this before

reena aju

I wish I knew this before


This is just in time


Very helpful and just in time

Ekta Daniel

This is just in time


This is exactly what I was looking for.


This is so well written.


This is just in time

St Antonio

Absolutely I feel the same..

Sagar Saraswat

This is just in time

shruthi harish

25weeks pregnant with twin babies
I will be sleeping in left lateral position but in the deep sleep unknowingly I will turned to my back position.. Will it affect my babies..?
What is the solution for this?

Rashmi rathore

Yes....during back position...oxygen supply get becomes uncomfortable...left lateral is best position...for sometime u can also sleep right lateral ..just for relax...

Rashmi rathore

Put a pillow on ur right lateral...u will never turned back position in deep sleep

kavya hanu

Medum kanndadalli helli

Shanalika dogra

M also facing bp problm during this period back pain itching it is normal in this period?

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