Case study ( 6972 views as of April 18, 2021 )
Zarah is a 29-year-old female who is five months into her second pregnancy. She has an active two-year-old running around at home keeping her busy. She is finding herself fatigued, mildly short of breath when she exerts herself and she is having significant pain throughout much of the day in the lower back and pelvis. She has tried stretches, pillows under her knees and sleeping in different positions, but she just cannot get comfortable. She is worried that she won’t be able to tolerate four more months of this, and her mother-in-law is adamant that it’s a sign that there is something wrong with the baby.
Zarah could benefit from a visit to her Family Physician, Obstetrician/Gynecologist and/or midwife. She may be referred to a Rheumatologist and/or Physiotherapist/Massage Therapist and could also benefit from yoga and a consultation with a pharmacist.Author: Dr. Adam Lund