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Doctor on Call: Pain Relief During Pregnancy

January 29, 2020
Doctor on Call: Pain Relief During Pregnancy

It’s common knowledge that women who are pregnant are susceptible to abnormal back and joint pain, but why is that? And what can be done to safely provide pain relief to expecting mothers without risk to the baby? This segment of TriHealth’s Doctor on Call features a question about pregnancy pain submitted by Lindsey in Covington. Casandra Spreen, MD, an OB-GYN with TriHealth’s Premier Obstetrics & Gynecology answers these questions and more including:

  • Would a pregnancy support belt help, and what should an expecting mother look for when buying one?
  • What non-medical options are available to help stretch and strengthen muscles and joins that are susceptible to pain?
  • What medications are mothers able to safely take and when?

Doctor on Call is a segment in partnership with WCPO-TV featuring TriHealth physicians answering medical questions submitted by viewers to WCPO. You can submit a question here.