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Alleviating Back Pain in Pregnancy

by JeffreyMcCasland

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Lest you had chronic back pains prior to getting pregnant, your pain will probably gradually ease before you deliver.

There are a lot of things you may do to alleviate your lower back pain in early pregnancyand upper back pain in pregnancy or make it milder and rarer. Here are some of them:



  • Regular physical exercise reinforces muscles and improves flexibility. This practice can alleviate the stress on your backbone. Most pregnant women can benefit from such safe exercises, as swimming, walking, and fixed cycling. Your physical therapist or doctor may advise exercises for reinforcement of your abdomen and back to alleviate your lower and upper back pain in pregnancy.
  • Application of cold and heat to your back can also be helpful. If your doctor says it’s fine, start putting cold compresses on the aching area for about 20 minutes a few times during the day. After 2-3 days, opt switching to heat. Put a hot water bottle or heating pad on the aching area. But, be careful applying heat to your abdomen, when you’re pregnant.
  • Improving the posture can be very good. Using appropriate posture, when you are siting, sleeping, or working is a good measure. For instance, sleeping on the side with a pillow stuffed between your knees will alleviate your stressed back. When you sit at a desk, try placing a rolled up towel behind your back to support it, then put your feet on a stool or book stack, move your shoulders back, and draw yourself up. You may consider wearing a support belt as well.

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