20Cramps And An Aching Back Are Par For The Course

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Two definite signs that labor is on its way? An aching back and cramps.

According to What to Expect, when your body is preparing for labor, it fstarts to produce something called relaxin. Relaxin is a hormone that is only produced during pregnancy. It works hard to loosen your joints, muscles,

and ligaments in preparation for labor and delivery.

When relaxin begins its process, it causes those muscles, joints, and ligaments to start shifting position. Due to this realignment, it is possible to experience back pain and cramping in your abdomen. To relieve pain, you can take a pain reliever that is compatible with pregnancy.

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