Carrying a baby inside you changes your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you're carrying and you may find you've got an aching lower back.
A trained prenatal massage therapist knows where a pregnant woman's sore spots are likely to be and may be able to provide some relief. (She'll also know which areas and techniques to avoid.) Still, it's important to communicate with your therapist and tell her where you need attention. Let us know right away if anything during the massage – including your positioning – is causing you any discomfort.
Most women find it uncomfortable to lie facedown right from the start of pregnancy. And since you can't lie face down on a traditional massage table once your belly has started to grow, you will lie on your side with pillows, wedges or a full-length body pillow for support.
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