How can I treat breast or back pain in week 8 of pregnancy?

During week 8 of pregnancy, many women start to experience extreme breast soreness or pain in the lower back or buttocks. Fortunately, there are some ways to treat this pain. For breast pain, many women find that wearing a very supportive maternity bra or sports bra helps. Your breasts will continue to grow throughout pregnancy, so if you decide to buy a new bra, you may want to buy one that's a cup size or two bigger than you are right now. Many women also experience back or butt pain, which is caused when the growing uterus presses on the sciatic nerve. The best way to treat this pain is by lying on the other side and getting plenty of rest. Remember that certain medications - even those over-the-counter remedies - may be harmful during pregnancy, so talk to your doctor about what medications are safe to use to ease your pain.

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