Spokane Medical Research

Body Changes During Pregnancy

Filed under: Newborns and Pregnancy — Tags: , , — Rudolph @

Any woman who has ever been pregnant is well aware of the changes her body goes through but most don’t realize exactly what occurs. Did you know that even your joints experience changes during pregnancy?

When you’re pregnant your body releases relaxin, a hormone that lubricates the pelvis joints to prepare your body for impending birth. This is why you need to take extra caution since your tendency to get a sprained ankle is greater at this time. Also there is a greater chance of straining your muscles. (more…)

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