Pain In Buttocks During Pregnancy First Trimester

Pregnancy can be an exciting, but challenging time for many expecting mothers. As women progress through the different trimesters, their bodies are constantly changing and adjusting. During the first trimester, some women may experience an increased amount of pain in their buttocks. This pain can be concerning and may lead to questions about its cause, severity and treatment options. In this blog post, we will discuss the causes and treatments for pain in the buttocks during the first trimester of pregnancy. We will also look at how to manage the pain so that women can get the most out of their first trimester. By the end of this post, you will have a better understanding of the causes and treatment options for buttock pain during early pregnancy.


Stretching the piriformis and the muscles around it helps the muscle gain blood flow and relax while relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve. Stretching should be used with caution because it can aggravate irritated piriformis and sciatic nerves.

Try these stretches, but if your leg pain, numbness, or tingling increases right away, stretching isn’t right for you (yet). Do only what feels comfortable because some positions might be challenging to enter and others might be simpler. There is no benefit to forcing it. Before stretching, if possible, warm up this tissue with a hot pack for ten minutes. You can apply the hot pack to your hamstring or butt.

What you need to know about sciatica during pregnancy

During the third trimester, when both you and your unborn child are gaining weight, sciatica is most likely to develop. It can develop earlier, but its not common. Although you might feel it in both legs, most women typically only feel pain on one side.

Depending on how much pressure is being applied to the nerve, sciatica may be ongoing or intermittent. As you gain weight and retain more fluid, pain may get worse.

After giving birth, it may persist for a few months or longer until you lose the extra weight and fluid that was pressing on the nerve.

Trigger Point Release

Trigger point release can aggravate a very irritated piriformis and sciatic nerve, so proceed with caution. For pressure on tight areas, use a foam roller or lacrosse ball.


Why does my bum cheek hurt in early pregnancy?

Piriformis Syndrome can occur in anyone but it is particularly prevalent in pregnancy. The piriformis is a muscle that connects the thigh bone (femur) to the spine at the sacrum. It also blends into the pelvic floor so can affect the function of the pelvic floor too.

How early does sciatica start in pregnancy?

Sciatica will often develop in the third trimester — though it can occur at any stage of your pregnancy. As your baby grows, the additional weight puts pressure on unstable joints and muscles. Sometimes, the baby’s position may be the cause of sciatic nerve compression.

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