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How can I treat my backaches in week 19 of pregnancy?

During week 19, your back is likely to be feeling the weight of your growing belly. Backaches are common! Fortunately there are ways you can manage the symptoms of backaches. Wearing comfortable low- heeled shoes and avoiding standing for long periods of time can help reduce your symptoms. Lying on your left side against pillows and tucking a pillow between your knees can also help. Getting a pregnancy massage is another good way to relax both your back and your mind. Remember to avoiding lifting heavy objects, and talk to your doctor if you have severe, persistent backaches.

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