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Summary: If you suffer from excruciating back pain brought on by the growing baby in your womb, you might need to take a few steps to find safe ways of preventing this common symptom from ruining your day. Maintaining proper posture an providing good spine support are some of the ways you can relieve back pain.
Back pain is one of the most common causes of discomfort of pregnant women. The fact that being pregnant means you can’t just pop a pill to make the pain go away due to possible effects on the unborn baby means finding other alternative ways to relieve yourself of this painful condition brought by the growing weight of the baby that is making your center of gravity go awry leading to more stress on your spine and lumbar area.
The first thing you need to do in order to deal with back pain during your pregnancy is to maintain proper anatomic posture at all times. This may require some discipline especially if you have already developed the habit of slouching. Do not stand for prolonged periods of time as this leads to more stress in your spine. Just the same try to avoid sitting for long periods as this can lead to pain in the lumbar region.
Another way to deal with pregnancy back pain is to put away those killer heels for now and start wearing shoes that are designed to be very comfortable. Shoes that have terrific arch support can do wonders for your back pain symptoms.
If you are working while pregnant and need to sit for a prolonged period it might be best to get an ergonomic chair that will provide good neck and back support to avoid stress leading to excruciating back pain. The use of an adjustable foot rest combined with a comfortable lumbar pillow is a great adjunct to using a good chair that can relieve your symptoms.
While sleeping be sure to sleep on your side using a pregnancy pillow in between your legs. Put a nice comfy pillow below your pregnant belly in conjunction with the one in between the legs to provide excellent spinal alignment during resting at night to avoid the symptoms of back pain.
Avoid lifting heavy objects if possible and when you do be sure to keep your back straight at all times. Be sure to consult with your health care professional about safe stretching exercises that you can perform to help prevent back pain. Exercises serve to provide better back muscles and result to better spinal support and lesser back pain.
You can also do some meditation and some relaxing soaks in the bathtub to help relieve the stress on your spine brought by your growing baby.