5. lifting and holding too heavy
More often than none, pregnant women do too much.
4. abnormal Muscle use
When your body changes, you will use your muscles in new ways.
3. Growing uterus
As your baby grows it takes up space and causes the rest of the body to shift out of its way. Your uterus growing inside of you shifts your center of gravity, stretches out your abdominal muscles and weakens them. Thus effecting your overall posture and causes strain to your back.
Progesterone relaxes muscles in the pelvis to allow the pelvic floor muscles to let the baby move through the pelvis.
Relaxin is a hormone that is secreted every time you ovulate. This is because your body anticipates you getting pregnant every time that you ovulate but goes away when you do not conceive. When you become pregnant relaxin continues to secrete your entire pregnancy, allowing your joints to move freely, in hopes of making delivery of the baby easier. (Relaxin helps your hips widen and shift to allow the baby's body to move through the pelvis). In doing so, your joints may ache.
Massages are nice and therapeutic on their own but you can enhance your spa day even more with body treatments. Body treatments are good for rejuvenating skin, reducing acne, detoxing the body, and more. Here are three spa treatments that may enhance your spa day:
French Clay with Seaweed Mud Cocoon
Most mud cocoons hydrate dry skin. This cocoon also smooths skin and detoxifies the body.
Hot Stone Massage
Do you carry a lot of tension in your body? Does the thought of an elbow pressing in your shoulder scare you? Try a hot stone massage instead. This massage relaxes deep in the muscles without giving you pain.
Essential oils are oils from medicinal plants. Being massaged with these oils smell good and are therapeutic.