Bone pain in pregnancy (arthritis in pregnancy)

Many future mothers experience unpleasant ailments such as bone pain during pregnancy. Occasionally, though not extremely often, they may be due to arthritis, which may have developed for a variety of reasons. If the pains intensify and we are also sure that these are not typical pains associated with excessive muscle strain (sometimes muscle pains are confused with joint or bone pains), we should immediately consult a doctor to start treatment and avoid the dangerous consequences of the disease.

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1. Pain in the pubic bone during pregnancy

Pubic bone pain in pregnancy is one of the most common ailments, also known as Pubic Diastasis. It is associated with the release - most often at the end of pregnancy - of the hormone responsible for pelvic dehiscence in order to facilitate the delivery of a woman. The pubic bones diverge slightly under its influence. Although it does not sound very pleasant, it is a very good mechanism - it makes it easier for the baby to pass through the pelvic bones. However, this does not change the fact that a woman can feel it extremely painfully. It becomes most troublesome when walking or lifting your legs - for example, getting into the bathtub or getting dressed. Women most often complain of pain in the lower abdomen, below the pubic hair. Doctors recommend avoiding situations in which the pain is particularly strong, and also gently warming the sore spot - e.g. with a hot water bottle. However, keep in mind that it must not be too hot! Certain exercises will also help, which will be presented by a good midwife or gynecologist. In extreme cases, the doctor may decide to undergo pharmacological treatment.

2. Joint pain during pregnancy

Pain in the knees and hips during pregnancy may indicate rheumatoid arthritis or an increase in the so-called juvenile arthritis, not to mention more serious conditions such as lupus and rheumatism. But to diagnose these diseases, be sure to see a doctor. He will select the appropriate method of treatment, one that will not harm both the woman and - most importantly during pregnancy - the baby.

In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, it is assumed that it is most often caused by hormonal changes that occur in the mother's body - also after childbirth, therefore the period of deterioration of the disease may occur up to a year after delivery.

The most important thing is to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis before a planned pregnancy - women suffering from it should not take medications for this disease even a few months before becoming pregnant. Especially steroids and strong painkillers. In extreme cases, it is recommended to take small amounts of aspirin - but only after consulting your doctor about the dose and duration of use.

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