An analysis of posture and back pain in the first and third trimesters of pregnancy.

@article{Franklin1998AnAO,
  title={An analysis of posture and back pain in the first and third trimesters of pregnancy.},
  author={Martin E. Franklin and Teresa A Conner-Kerr},
  journal={The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy},
  year={1998},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={133-8}
}
While the incidence of back pain during pregnancy has been shown to be high, few studies have investigated postural changes that occur during pregnancy and their relationship to back pain. The purpose of this study was to determine if posture and back pain changed from the first to the third trimester of pregnancy and whether there was a relationship between the two. Twelve healthy women who were having uncomplicated pregnancies participated in the study. During the first and third trimesters… CONTINUE READING
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