Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Postpartum Joint Pain? Who Knew?!

So with my new workout routine and nutritious diet you would think that I would be feeling on top of my game. No, that is definitely not the case. I have really bad joint pain. It's aches and pains in all of my joints; best described to feel like arthritis. I feel like an old lady! How can this be, I ask myself? I know it has been a while since I hit the gym, but really? I am only 30 years old!




Being a professional "Googler," I started my "research," and found out that this is a common postpartum symptom. What causes it? Basically, your body produces a hormone during pregnancy called relaxin, which loosens your ligaments to help you carry the baby as you get heavier and prepare your body for delivery. After birth, it takes awhile for your ligaments to go back to their original position. The result- weak joints- the cause of the aching pains I have been feeling, ugh.


Has anyone ever felt joint pain after pregnancy? What did you do for relief?

2 comments:

  1. I encountered the same issue! I upped my vitamins, stretch more, and when it gets bad, 4 advils ;)

    Good luck!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

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  2. The image you used could not be more perfect for this post - made me giggle! Hope you start feeling better soon!

    xoxo
    Chels

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