As an expecting mother, it’s essential to keep your back in good shape throughout the nine months of pregnancy and beyond. If you already have back pain issues or are worried about your pregnancy causing additional pressure on your spine, follow our tips to help relieve that pressure and lower your risk of further complicating existing issues!
Your diet and health are important during pregnancy. How a baby is growing inside mom’s womb greatly depends on the mother’s health and overall well-being. Having a balance diet will help in achieving this. Underweight mothers should also consume more foods that contain vitamins and protein essential for baby.
Pregnancy posture change:
Pregnancy is a complex process that actually happens in a beautiful way. The human body tends to stretch out as the baby grows within its mommy, and the mother’s pregnancy weight gain can affect her back and posture. This is because during pregnancy the pelvis tilts forward slightly and this forward tilt combined with added pregnancy weight gain may cause the mother’s back to arch. This arching of her back has been coined “pregnancy lordosis” by doctors who study women’s health issues during childbearing years.
When it comes to back pain, pregnancy symptoms are often a contributing factor. Higher levels of pregnancy hormones can create a relaxing effect in many muscle groups the body which, for pregnant women is necessary for accommodating the amount of stretching that goes on during pregnancy. Relaxed muscles are not as supportive to the spine and abdominal muscles, so many women experience pregnancy shoulder stress as a result.
Pregnancy pelvic changes:
The female pelvis isn’t just one, simple bone. It’s made up of many different bones that are assembled together for a specific purpose; the woman’s womb to carry and give birth to her child. It can get a bit painful if you have a baby too late because if your pelvis doesn’t open up, then the baby won’t be able to fit. There are three joints in the woman’s anatomy that help carry the weight of her womb. One is at her lower back where there’s one joint on either joint of the spine where it joins with her pelvis; then another at the tip of tailbone near where it comes out of your spinal cord.
With pregnancy comes many aches and pains, including lower back pain. This is one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy. As your belly grows to accommodate your lovely baby, there is often a stretching or pulling sensation associated with that growth. These symptoms can be focused on specific areas causing a sharp pain that may feel like cramping. Do the best you can to stay well-hydrated and take ibuprofen for cramps as directed by your doctor to get relief from the majority of pregnancy aches and pains!
When we’re pregnant, our bodies have to go through a lot of changes because they have to accommodate the baby growing in our uterus. One of the changes mothers-to-be experience is back pain because pregnancy puts pressure on the sciatic nerve and ligaments surrounding our hip joints. So if you start experiencing backache straight away, it’s advisable that you do things right away to prevent it from getting worse.
You may have heard a lot about ways to help with the aches of pregnancy and lower back pain, but we’re here to share what will work for you and your body.
When you’re pregnant, you might suffer from back pain. Taking warm baths or having a massage is a great way to release tension and relax!
As a mother to three boys (aged 10, 5 and 4) and as an active chiropractor who was pregnant twice; I can tell you that chiropractic care during pregnancy is extremely beneficial because it makes the spine more flexible to accommodate for all of the posture changes that happen when expecting. After seeing a chiropractor myself while pregnant with my first newborn, I noticed both immediate AND long term results – in fact even my third delivery was done via natural method simply because I’ve seen a doctor of chiropractic medicine before and they helped me throughout those times.
One great thing you can do to help minimize your back pain is to have a good chiropractor on call. Many women have found considerable relief from their symptoms through the use of chiropractic medicine, which essentially utilizes small amounts of pressure put on key areas in the body to ease tension and thus relieve pain throughout the rest of the body.
There are specialized pregnancy binders that are designed to help support your growing baby bump, which can also help relieve back and tummy pain during pregnancy.
It’s not just the pregnant women that struggle with wearing fashionable shoes! Earlier this week I was at a wedding where the bride chose to walk down the aisle in her grandmother’s gold shoes. She didn’t complain once during the entire ceremony, but I could tell that she was uncomfortable throughout most of it.
Consider the footwear you’re going to be wearing during your pregnancy, and figure out how it will affect you. Things like flip-flops are good options because they allow the circulation of air between your feet and the ground, which can help prevent your feet from sweating too much in more enclosed shoes. When thinking about getting a new pair of shoes, consider what your body may be going through as well – will having to add more weight to one side of my body make me fall ill? Note: Some women no longer have stress on their insoles once they become pregnant as a result of their feet expanding.
Is your shoe’s arch good?
Are my shoes wide enough to accommodate swelling? Do they have an extra pair of laces you could give me in case mine break or do I have to keep tightening them during my pregnancy?
Does your shoe fit correctly? If not, it’s easy for your foot to slip out and cause you and the baby to fall. That could potentially lead to injury or harm.
Being aware of the milestones that are associated with pregnancy can go a long way in helping you be more informed and make better choices. After all, making the extra effort to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes down to your health and well-being is important to every expectant mother! Pregnancy is meant to be an experience as well as a blessing, so take advantage of your journey through this exciting moment. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
Pregnant women tend to possess a lot of unproductive emotions, ranging from anxiety and self-doubt to feelings of unworthiness and insecurity. Practicing meditative techniques and other activities that can help pregnant women connect with their baby’s strength and health will allow them to feel more comfortable with themselves or even see the chance at having a successful birth as realistic.