Posted by: Simoné  | 2012/04/04

Painful joints and limbs

Good day

I am 32 years old and breastfeeding my 9 month old baby at night. I have lost a lot of weight after her birth, so much so that I am weighing less than I did before I became pregnant and attribute this to the breastfeeding.I am busy weaning her.
I have a constant dull pain in my joints and in my legs.
Could you give me an indication of what this could possibly be?
Thank you.

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Our expert says:
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Hello Simone,
Being pregnant is a unique and powerful life experience, during which your body undergoes immense physical, hormonal and emotional changes. The effects of hormonal softening of ligaments, the position of the growing baby, postural changes and increases in weight can put additional pressure on your joints and muscles of your spine and pelvis. Once you have stopped breastfeeing your hormone levels will diminish and your ligaments will regain there original stability. If you have any further concerns please contact your G.P. or local osteopath.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

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