35 weeks along, natural relief for back pain?

Catherine - posted on 08/03/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Is there anything I should be doing to help my back pain. I dont wanna take any drugs Im almost done with this pregnancy?

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Katie - posted on 08/24/2009

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I had prenatal massages once a week from about 32 weeks until I delivered (at 37 weeks), they really helped. My doctor didn't want me to go to a chiropractor because he was worried that the adjustments might move something that shouldn't be moved. The massages were great!

Beth - posted on 08/22/2009

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I also wore one of the belly bands/back supports. Mine was prescribed and was pretty heavy duty, but I am a teacher and it worked miracles for me, because I was on my feet all day! You are almost done...just try to relax and take care of yourself! You will need all your energy once those babies are born! Good luck!

Marian - posted on 08/22/2009

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A friend rubbing your lower back will help a bit and is a nice way to take your mind off it. Check with your ob/gyn if they are okay with you using something like Tiger Balm or Deep Heat to help the muscles. I wore a belly band and it helped hold kid boys in place and my back upright a bit. Some massage therapists are qualified in maternity massage and this can help and be a nice treat.

Kristin - posted on 08/20/2009

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I went to a chiropractor who specialized in prenatal care. He was my best friend!

Hayley - posted on 08/06/2009

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I used a heating pad on my back and it helped soo much. I had really bad back pain, and that's the only thing that truly worked for me.

Joey - posted on 08/05/2009

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I have one for you-my dr even says i can use it-just not all the time. This is going to sound REALLY strange but...Vicks Vapor Rub. I have had a discectomy and am pregnate with twins so back pain is a big thing in my world. You wash your feet really well before bed and then apply the vicks-i use a fairly generous amount-and then put socks on and go to bed. It pulls all the poisons out and warms the feet and legs so spasms don't start and you can get a decent nights rest. It's amazing how much better you feel when you can actually sleep. Just make sure that the first thing you do in the morning is to wash your feet really well-you don't want to go out with all the pores open like that.

Victoria - posted on 08/05/2009

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When I was pregnant with my twin boys the doctor recommended that I take warm epson salt baths. They were wonderful and helped me sleep through the night. I also started sleeping in a recliner when I was about 32 weeks.

Brittany - posted on 08/04/2009

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I found the shower or a warm bath to be a big help. I was huuuugggeee when I had my twin girls. They were 5 lbs. 11 oz. and 5 lbs. 9 oz. and I am only 5 ft 2 in. That was like 11 lbs of baby! So I would use a heating pad and take warm baths or long showers 2 or 3 times a day. Also, maternity massages were good, just make sure your masseuse stays away from your feet because I heard that can start contractions and labor. Good luck... you are almost there!

Jocelyn - posted on 08/04/2009

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I wanted to try that band but never got to the store to get it! I used a heating pad on the lowest setting. Unfortunately there's not too much that can be done. You don't have too long to go though! Good luck!

Heather - posted on 08/04/2009

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There is this great thing from mother hood maternity store, it is a giant elastic band that goes around your waist under the baby it relieves tha back pain instantly. I called it the baby lifter, because it helps hold the weight of the baby. I think you can get them in target now to, or something similar. I hope this helped.

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