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Has anyone felt out of breathe and a lot of pressure on their back at around 24 weeks I can’t even lean on my back on a chair it feels so weird. I never felt anything like this with my first.


Posted anonymously, 9th April 2016


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  • Definitely get some advice from GP. The SI joint is just one of many things that can be affected during pregnancy as the ligaments become supple and more lax ready for pelvis during delivery. The joint can widen and cause back pain. Definitely needs some one to check it out (and maybe follow up after pregnancy as well with scans etc. to check all is well).


  • Yeah makes sense mine is mainly laying on the left side in this pregnancy.


  • My physio recommended sitting on an exercise ball, it helps keep everything straight and helps the core muscles strengthen so you are not using your back muscles to compensate all the time.


  • Yes I had that with one of mine. Apparently they can lie differently in each pregnancy. I also went and saw my chiro. You may want to go to the doctors to get checked out if you are worried.


  • Thanks I had my app yesterday with the ob and midwife they didn’t think it mattered but it sure does make daily tasks harder.


  • It most likely may just be the postion the baby is sitting in, but is always worth a mention to the GP , or OB on the next check up to be sure or even just to call them if its a long time between visits…. I had a hard time breathing sometimes during the later part of my 3 pregnancies.. and a very sore backin 2 of them, but always got it checked out during a visit to be sure..


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