Pregnancy brings with it many muscle and joint pains which cause a lot of discomfort for the would-be mother. Medication use is normally restricted during this phase of life and pain-relief medicines are a strict no. In such a case, heating pads can be used for such pains as long as they do not raise the temperature too much. Some people worry about using heating pads during pregnancy because it can harm the baby. But heat can be used safely with some caution.
Reasons of pelvic pain and back pain
Precautions while using heat therapy during pregnancy
Heat therapy dilates blood vessels and increase the blood flow to the area bringing oxygen and nutrients to the area which can reduce joint pains, sore muscles, tendon and ligament discomfort. Warmth also decreases muscular pain and increases motion in the area.
So, heat is a very good method to reduce back pain during pregnancy when it is used with precautions.