I am 8 months pregnant and my low back constantly hurts.

Deborah - posted on 07/25/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My low back is constantly aching. At home I use an ice pack or heating pad, but I need something I can use while I'm at work or out and about. Also if you know of any exercises I could do that would be helpful too.

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Shelley - posted on 07/25/2009

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hiya just a tip in i used to put a hot water bottle at night at the bottom of my back that helped me alot and sitting with a cushion as support helped me i was on tablets for a week or so after the bitrh of my son who is now 9 and half months old and im always up and down! and get quite an anchy back i know how u feel well i hope this hepls
:D good luck with the birth

shelley

Tiffany - posted on 07/25/2009

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I had to get on the floor on all fours and lift my legs behind me one at a time. This helped move the baby off of my back.

Kathleen - posted on 10/21/2010

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An exercise ball at work will help some yes. A pillow between your knees at night too. Maybe a nice maternity massage would help? I unfortunately have continuous back issues from being pregnant and I waited to get help. I now go to a chiropractor to help re-align my lower spine. It started while I was pregnant. So if it don't go away later, don't wait to have it checked. Also when I was in physical thereapy, they told me to NOT do sit ups or crunches to strengthen my lower back, because it isn't good for the fluid in your discs. Better ones to do that are: Lay on your back, knees bent, extend one leg out dtraight, lift a ways up, then lower and return it to the bent postion. Repeat 10 times each leg a few times a day. There are more and maybe a good thing to do is to go online and look up core exercise that don't call for you to do sit ups. :)

Mimi (Hilary) - posted on 07/25/2009

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Happy baby Pose



one exercise you can do.. is when your first wake up in the moring before you get out of bed, lie on your back, and bend your knees letting them drop toward your stomache. take hold of your flexed feet as your draw your knees apart. with each breath draw your knees closer to the bed, releasing the groins and hips... stay for five breathes



taken from the september 2009 Yoga journal Magazine

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Stephanie - posted on 10/21/2010

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as wierd as this sound i went to the hospital for a uti my back was killing me the run hot water over an unused diper until it was soaked wrapped it in a towel and placed it behind my back YEAH!!!!! also take some beans any dry kind pour them out of the bag into a sock not up the sock so none fall out and warm in the microwave for about a minute its great dont get it wet though it will rot the beans but as long as they stay dry then they will last

Nicole - posted on 07/25/2009

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Prenatal yoga is awesome! the cat-cow pose is fantastic. (yogajournal.com has a complete picture guide of poses) and Shiva Rea's prenatal dvd is great if you don't have a class near you. Swimming was awesome for me late in pregnancy as well. Also, exercise balls are a beautiful thing plus they come in handy during labor. Sorry so wordy, but this stuff was extremely helpful for me.

Tiffany - posted on 07/25/2009

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it is called the Siatic Nerve, and the relief is delivery!! sorry, heat pads and ice packs will help some, tylenol or whatever will help some too, but its gonna get worse, then it gets better!!

BUT you dont have too much problems after the birth, as long as you keep your weight down!!

Katrina - posted on 07/25/2009

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Wonderful stuff that my doctor recommended and we still use it to this day...look for it on the internet if you can't find it in the pharmacy...SOMBRA. It's like a gel type cream...cold at first when you put it on and then it warms up as you rub it in and completely safe for pregnant women. Love it and used it the whole 3rd trimester of my pregnancy.

Melanie - posted on 07/25/2009

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Core exercises if done properly help a lot. After my first child I had to have back surgery. that was 15 months ago. now I am expecting our second child. I am 27 weeks and i found that if my back hurts a lot that the Core exercises help the most. I was tought to think of your tummy as a clock. 12 is your ribs and 6 is your pelvis. using the muscles and not taking your butt off the floor try to bring 6 up to 12. you should feel it in your back and your tummy. hope this helps.

Michelle - posted on 07/25/2009

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i had horrible lower back pain with my second child. went to hospital physio and they said my posture was not good and probably the cause of the problem. they showed me some excersizes so i knew how to feel when my back and hips were in the correct position and it did make a difference.

Sherry - posted on 07/25/2009

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Get those thermacare heat pads, they work wonders and sleep with a pillow between your knees. helps to keep you hips properly aligned which helps with back pain.

Erin - posted on 07/25/2009

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I felt most comfortable sitting on a large exercise ball. I also made my DH rub my back every night before bed. Try standing more than sitting too and don't worry, you will have instant relief in another month or so!

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