LIFESTYLE & HEALTH

It's Possible To Experience Back Pain Post-Pregnancy. But A Few Lifestyle Adjustments May Sort This Out

November 15, 2017 15:57

One of the many issues associated with pregnancy is back pain, especially when you are in your third trimester. For most women, this eventually fades away after birth. However, lifting your child, bending over to interact with him and even breastfeeding could cause the pain to reoccur.

Do not worry, you can still do all these things without having to suffer through back aches as long as you make a few adjustments.

Orthoinfo shares some of the different ways you can handle everyday situations with your kids without putting stress on your back.

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Lifting the baby

To keep your spine from getting too strained, bend your legs at the knees when picking your child from the floor. "Squat down, tighten your stomach muscles and lift with your legs," they advise. You should also avoid stretching your arms too far to pick your baby up. Bring her close to your chest while holding the squat position before lifting.

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While nursing

Some mothers experience pain in their upper back while breastfeeding and this is largely due to the posture you often adopt. The general opinion here is that it is better to bring your baby to the breast and not bend over to get the breast to him. To do this, you can place a pillow or two on your lap to elevate your child. It is also a smarter choice to sit in an upright chair as opposed to a soft couch.

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Moving around

Using a front carrier is better for your back when walking. Also, most mums tend to carry their child on their hips but this might actually magnify the stress on your back muscles.

When you suffer from constant back pain, it is usually as a result of the things you do in your everyday life. As long as you make some changes here and there to reduce continuous strain on your back, you should be able to feel better and more comfortable in no time.


This post is solely for informational purposes. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Mambee doesn’t take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading or following the information contained in this post. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the readers should consult with their physician or other healthcare providers.

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