2 Mistakes You Make When You’re Pregnant with Back Pain

2 Mistakes You Make When You’re Pregnant with Back Pain

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1st Mistake:

You think it is OK to have lower back pain when you’re pregnant.

While lower back pain is common in pregnancy it is not normal and you should not think that you have to put up with this pain for your entire pregnancy. You might think that many women complain of back pain, that it is a normal occurrence and that you should just continue on with life. Your own mother may have suffered from low back pain when she was pregnant and she just put up with it. Your friends had back pain and they just continued on with their pregnancies. You may have mentioned it to your GP and they may have told you that it is normal in pregnancy. You might feel that as long as my baby is ok I can just put up with the pain. When I was a Midwife in Dublin, I myself thought it was normal part of pregnancy as so many women suffered with this issue, until I learned from a women’s health physiotherapist that while it is common in pregnancy it is not normal for women to have to put up with this pain for the entire 40 weeks! It is not ok!


2nd mistake:

There is nothing that can be done to help get rid of low back pain in pregnancy.

Wrong there are loads you can and should do to help your pain when pregnant. Why suffer for nine months and make the pregnancy process a non-enjoyable one. Why listen to the horror stories of back pain, unable to walk without crutches, sciatica etc. Why not try and find a solution, and enjoy the process.

 

We can do lots of things to prevent these such as pregnancy reformer pilates. And also if we are the unfortunate one to get back pain I can do lots of things to help you.

 

All the time I hear “once the baby arrives it will all be fine again” but it's not. There is a lot that we can do to help you get rid of low back pain in pregnancy during and after and it's not complicated. Yes you will hear that when your pregnant hormones relax ligaments and muscles, This is true they relax the ligaments and muscles at the front of your body but they tighten the ones at the back of your body. If you know which muscles to treat and what exercises to give it can make the vital difference.

 

If you are pregnant and suffering from low back pain, contact the clinic and we can help you!

Tommy ConwayComment