1. pain and tenderness at some points of the
sciatic nerve, usually caused by a prolapsed intervertebral disk; sciatic
2. any painful disorder extending from the hip down the back of the thigh and surrounding area.
Unfortunately, sciatica is one of the most painful types of back pain and is common in pregnancy
. It usually occurs when the baby shifts or moves and lands on a nerve. Tips to alleviate the pain might include, getting off your feet , if only for a little while, while sitting, raise one leg on a step stool or a pile of books. You can read more here
for other tips and helpful hints to ease the pain of sciatica.