Why do my knees and other joints seem wobbly?

In pregnancy, your joints become more mobile and ligaments more stretchy; this is due to the effect of hormones such as, progesterone, oestrogen and relaxin. It is said that this allows the pelvic bones and muscles to loosen to allow the baby an easier passage in labour. This also contributes to back pain and ''wobbly'' knee and hip joints. What it may also mean is that the ligament holding the pelvic bones together at the front, or pubic symphysis, may stretch. This may cause a lot of pain when mobile and walking as the pubic bones move upon each other; bed rest can improve the situation if it is an acute problem on a short term basis, gentle exercise, such as yoga or stretching exercises, and pain killers could as a last resort be prescribed by your doctor.
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