Pregnancy Back Pain affects 7 out of 10 women. Common causes are posture changes, stretching of ligaments, weight gain, pelvic tilt, and stress. These changes effect both the upper and lower back, making carrying a baby that much more difficult and uncomfortable for many women. These changes along with a growing baby and position changes add to the stress on your back and hips resulting in added pressure and discomfort.
The Motherload Maternity Band provides instant relief from the causes of back pain as well as hip and pelvic discomfort. The band is designed to support your lower back, hips, and under belly and provides structure to assist with your bodies many changes.
Wearing a Support Band
A quick and effective way to treat back pain is to wear our Motherload Maternity Band. The band provides instant relief and can be worn around the clock and adjusted to accommodate swelling and growth.
Depending on your fitness level and level of comfort, low-impact exercises such as walking or swimming can increase general fitness and back strength. Regular core stretching and exercise will also reduce strain and protect your back.
Prenatal massage can be wonderful to relieve tension and promote circulation which aides in pain relief. Be sure to seek a massage therapist that specializes in prenatal massage.
Rest is key and will do your back a huge favor. As the day wears on swelling increases and restricts circulation causing more stress on your back. Try and have a seat and stay off your feet as much as possible.
Remember to be aware of your posture whether sitting or standing. You can practice gently squeezing your shoulder blades together to help stand or sit up straight. Applying a rolled towel or cushion behind your lower back while sitting or driving can also be very helpful in supporting your back.
Sleeping On Your Side
Try avoiding sleeping on your back as this exaggerates the pressure and weight on your spine and can increase discomfort. Sleeping on your side can relieve the pressure and weight on your spine and using pregnancy pillows can help improve comfort as well.