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when I wake up my lower back hurts!

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I am 8.5 weeks pregnant and sleeping a lot but when I wake up my lower back hurts! I'm not spotting or cramping and I normally wake up at least once during the night to go to the toilet. I also go to the toilet as soon as I wake up but this doesn't seem to help. I currently sleep on my side, back and stomach at some point during the night. Should I be worried? Is there anything I can do to help it go away?

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replied April 13th, 2013
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A42933
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Frequent urination is commonly experienced by women. The back pain that you describe could be due to strain on the supporting ligaments of uterus due to the growing uterus and baby. Use pillows for back support and avoid sleeping on back. Use hot fomentation for relief. If symptoms remain persistent, visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation, clarification and assistance.
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