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.


Read More
Pregnancy Week By Week

Leave a Comment

Comments (17)

Priyanka Sharma

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


Absolutely I feel the same..

Recommended Articles