Low back pain is extremely common in pregnancy. Over 50% of women experience it at some point. It’s related to your changing body. Your ligaments are loosening in preparation for delivery; this is secondary to hormonal influences. Women who exercise three times or more a week seem to have less low back pain. We recommend walking 30-45 minutes, three to five times per week to treat low back pain. If the pain is severe you can seek treatment with a physical therapist or a chiropractor, but above all avoid any x-rays. Tylenol may also be helpful for back pain. We do not recommend you take it on a regular basis. It’s felt to be safe, but does not really change the underlying cause of the problem. Almost all back pain resolves within six months after delivery.