Most often at 20 weeks of pregnancy the expectant mothers complain of lower back pain and back pain. The reason for this state – is a significant stress on the joints, ligaments, and muscles of the back, because of displacement of the center of gravity and the weight gain.
The expectant mother should rest as much as possible, taking a horizontal position, which helps to relieve the spine. Another important factor – is the taboo on high heels and a long stay in one position.
Also at the 20th weeks of gestation an expectant mother can experience leg cramps. Most often cramps occur at night and in the morning, and are the signals that the body of a pregnant woman lacks some important vitamins and minerals. Most often occurrence of seizures are provoked by the lack of vitamin B, calcium, potassium and magnesium. To the development of seizures contributes also smoking, including passive, and the use of large amounts of caffeinated beverages and a condition where the uterus of a pregnant is in the recumbent position and compresses the inferior vena cava, resulting in a weak outflow of blood.
To minimize the risk of seizures, you should regularly give your legs a rest, practice relaxing and warming massage of the calves and feet. Try to lift your feet up during the rest. Take a contrast shower and lead an active life. Another disturbing signal at the 20 week of pregnancy – is the abdominal pain. Even if the pain appears from time to time, you need to consult a doctor, because this state may signal an increased tone of the uterus, which can cause a miscarriage.