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Purpose of investigation: To examine lumbo-pelvic pain (LPP) characteristics in pregnant Polish women. Materials and Methods: The study population consisted of 189 Poles aged 21 to 40 (mean age 29.86 sd. 3.84) years, between 12 and 36 gestation weeks. The control group consisted of 36 non-pregnant Poles. On the basis of body diagrams the authors found three distinctive kinds of pain: lumbar, pelvic girdle, and mixed pain. For further pain characteristics visual analogue scale (VAS) scale, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire (PGQ) were used. Results: Sixty-five percent of pregnant women reported suffering from LPP. Mean pain intensity was 4.84 for lumbar pain (LP) and 4.87 for pelvic girdle pain (PGP) on the VAS scale. Mean activity limitation caused by PGP was 32.67% and mean disability caused by LP was 17.92%. The control group reported PGP significantly less often. Conclusions: LPP can cause significant problems in pregnant women and they also experience PGP more often than non-pregnant women.