Experiencing pain in your pelvic region is another symptom of pregnancy and quite normal. Research shows that 50 to 60% of women suffer from pelvic pain or low back pain.
Early in pregnancy, hormones make the pelvis more flexible. In addition, the muscles relax and soften the pelvic cartilage. This does happen for a reason: through a smoother pelvis, delivery will be easier. The baby then has more space due to a larger area in the pelvis. It is suspected that relative overload or forcing a relatively lower loadable pelvis plays a role in pelvic instability. If you suffer from the following complaints, it may be pelvic instability. The general practitioner or obstetrician can advise and possibly refer you to a physiotherapist or specialist.
Treatment and advice
The main advice is: try to find a good balance between work and rest. Too much rest is not wise because you lose your muscle strength and get more complaints. Some exercises done at maternity gymnastics will help.
A pelvic maternity belt will help; it provides strength and support for when you get tired.
Make sure you move around as much as you can; stay strong and flexible.