The enormous increase in abdominal weight you are carrying in pregnancy means that you will be more prone to an achy back, especially with prolonged physical activity without a break, and especially in the last trimester of pregnancy. However, it is not true to say that you have back pain ‘’because you’re pregnant’’. In our experience, many pregnant women are incorrectly told that ‘’back pain is part of pregnancy’’. There are many different causes of back pain, and to ‘’write it off’’ as caused by pregnancy is misinformed. An appointment at Equilibria entails a thorough assessment of the cause and individualised treatment according to the cause – not a ‘’blanket treatment’’ of a support belt for one and all!