During pregnancy, your body releases hormones that allow connective tissue to relax and soften. As a result of this, the joints and ligaments between the bones in your pelvis will begin to loosen. Increasing flexibility in these bones is imperative for allowing the baby to move through your body during labour. Lower back pain, as well as, changes in posture and a heavier uterus may contribute to the soreness you feel during activities.
Maternity supports are designed to support the lower back and abdomen during pregnancy. These flexible supports may provide many benefits to active women who are pregnant, especially during the second and third trimesters with an aim to reduce pain and keep you as active as possible.
Back and joint pain during pregnancy can be frustrating and make it difficult to participate in everyday activities. A study in Spine Journal investigated the prevalence of back and pelvic pain during pregnancy. They found that 71 percent of women report low back pain, and 65 percent report pelvic girdle pain.