Pregnancy pains ...

Michelle - posted on 10/30/2009 ( 37 moms have responded )

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Every time i go to bed i'm so comfortable and fall asleep right away but then i wake up on and off alllll night just uncomfortable then when i wake up in the morning i have the WORST lower back pain and it's hard to even move .. any suggestions on how to get rid of the morning back pain? I'm 27 weeks pregnant by the way









I always sleep with a pillow between my legs on my left side .. but i wake up several times a night with back cramps .. i get cramps in my lower back and turn to my right side and it's comfy for about 15 minutes then i get another back cramp all in my lower back so i turn over and it just goes on and on like that all night then when i wake up my whole lower back is killing me .. i tried the heated pad this morning which feels kind of good but it's still sore

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Lucie - posted on 11/02/2009

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Tiger Blam makes patches that you can stick on and they are great for muscle pain. Sounds like baby is hitting that all to familiar nerve in the lower back when you sleep. Try sleeping on your back with 3 pillows proping you up. If this is later in your pregnancy try getting your legs elivated at night to take baby pressure of your lower spine. I used frozen peas...not heat...to get baby to move! Before bed I would put the frozen bag on my lower abdomen to get her to up a bit and off my lower spine. Worked great. Get up slow in the morning and try to strech a bit. If you are at the point where you can't see your toes anymore try your best to do some toes touches. Also the yoga cat pose is Great!!!!! A couple strches using the cat pose before bed and a couple in the am. Good Luck!

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Carolyn - posted on 11/01/2009

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Try putting a pillow under your stomach when sleeping on your side. This will support the weight of the baby and pull less on your own body.

Jessica - posted on 11/01/2009

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try a pregnancy pillow by the brand boppy it is specially shaped to support your hips, stomach, chest and head. i hd one and it worked for me. you can usually get one at places like target

Debbie - posted on 10/31/2009

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try sleeping with the pillow between the legs and 1 across your ach of your back might help and before you go to bed sit forward so you bring baby forward, but even having the belly belt helps heapes too, iv just had my 4th baby 3weeks ago and i just put up with it.

Kate - posted on 10/31/2009

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I had 3 out of 5 posterior births, and it kills your back. Also all of your ligaments are softening and getting ready for the birth.

Karen - posted on 10/31/2009

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Your baby is probably lying on your lower back creating the discomfort. Try sleeping with a pillow between your legs and maybe even a smaller pillow or rolled up blanket under the lower back to help relieve some to the pressure. Sometimes elevating your lower body shifts the weight off of your back and is more comfortable. I hope this helps you somewhat. It has been a long time since I was pregnant (I have three grown and seven grandchildren) but I don't think you ever forget the discomfort you feel just trying to get a good nights sleep. I hope I was of some help to you ! : )

Stephanie - posted on 10/31/2009

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My doctor said pillow between the knees. She also showed me how to use the wall to do squats. She said it is what helped her through her back pain.

Victoria - posted on 10/31/2009

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I have the pregnancy body pillow, it goes under your head, comes under your belly and between your knees. It makes it a little more comfortable. Do you sleep on you back?? With my first I would always wake up on my back and not be able to move, that's alot of pressure if you laying on your back and would explain why it hurts.

Florence - posted on 10/31/2009

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Try pelvic turns-you stand against a wall press your small-back on the wall aching your back as you do it taking some deep breaths.The pillow helps so much am in my 33rd week.walking helps more.If you can access a gym try pilates for pregnant women.All the best

Tamara - posted on 10/31/2009

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Pelvic Girdle Pain maybe? I was fine with first pregnancy but got it bad with the second. It's absolutely horrible! Totally agree with Elanor Jemison, great advice there! :)

Elanor - posted on 10/31/2009

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I think that is a very negative point. Just because it happened to you doesn't mean it will happen to anyone else. I had no pain at all, or any problems with my first pregnancy, yet he was born OP. I laboured with him back to back, and yes it was painful. Nether the less I did it all naturally.

I had so muchback pain, with my 2nd yet he was born in the perfect position. Babies will change position you know, and there is also yoga positions you can do to get them moving

Elanor - posted on 10/31/2009

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The pillows between knees are great! Is the pain in your pelvis? Keep a check on it, it could be SPD, also know as Pelvic Girdle Pain (it can also affect your pubis - the bone at the front)

When getting up from bed roll onto your side, then push up. Knees together, this is also how you should get out of the car, knees together.

I had SPD, it was so painful, and really bad in bed. Go and see your womens health physiotherapist, your midwife should have contact details, I got assesed and then given a rather fetching girdle, and went to do hydro therapy. As soon as baby was born it went. (and you don't always get every pregnancy). I found once bubba's head had engaged it eased too. Good luck.

Cara - posted on 10/31/2009

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I had a lot of body aches and pains in my pregnancies and I slept in a recliner for the majority of the second and third pregnancy because of the way it eased the pain. I have had one other friend who says the same thing.

Deborah - posted on 10/31/2009

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i just thought sometimes straddling a chair (that is sitting on a kitchen chair backwards) takes the pressure of your back and makes massage easier as well

Deborah - posted on 10/31/2009

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mother of four here, i always found that i needed to be well supported with pillows, especially behind the back

Nicole - posted on 10/31/2009

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Is it too redundant to say a pillow? I bought the pregnancy pillow...looks like a snake but perfect to put between your legs and wrap around your back at the same time...adding support! definitely worth the money and you can use it for baby too!

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Pillows are the way to go plus get a lavender pillow that you can heat in the microwave and place on your back its nice and soothing also great for tired eyes and headaches and sore feet

Michele - posted on 10/30/2009

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Hi Michelle!like everyone said, pillows are awesome!and have ur man or someone your comfortable with massage ur back. warm baths,showers also it feels so good lettin the warm water beat on ur back wherever it hurts.I used a nice big body pillow when I was prego.I think my man may have gotten jealous b/c I would cuddle with the pillow more than him.lol

Julie - posted on 10/30/2009

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I really found that prenatal yoga helped a lot. I got a DVD, and when I didn't have time to do the whole thing, I just did a few stretches. I found that on the nights I didn't do anything, I woke up much more sore in the morning.

Maike - posted on 10/30/2009

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a heating pad and a pillow between your legs that worked best for me with both my pregnancies

Aubrey - posted on 10/30/2009

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Some of your pain could be related to what side you are laying on, the baby can put pressure on nerves and organs causing pain through the night. Make sure you are laying on your left side as much as possible (best for baby & mom) It seems like you are doing the right things to help the pain, to be honest you are most likely going to experience this for the remainder of your pregnancy, but don't worry when your little one is waking you up to eat every two hours you will long for the days of just having a soar back in the morning. haha Just one more blessing of being a mama! You will do great!

Cassandra - posted on 10/30/2009

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that means that your baby is posterior so you are going to have back labor most likely. It happenend with me.

Anna - posted on 10/30/2009

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I always had less pain after swimming. It does wonders to be weightless for a while.

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Try the exercise ball, or prenatal yoga - they'll help strengthen your muscles without stressing your body. And I'll recommend the pillow again, too. I bought a body pillow for my last trimester, and it was wonderful. I would prop it under my belly and between my knees, and it really helped with pain. It also helped that my cat would curl up against my back like a live heating pad all night, but an herb/rice pack worked well, too.

Melisa - posted on 10/30/2009

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I was in alot of pain during my pregnacy... I got a full length pregnacy pillow. It went the full length of my body so i could wrap my leg over it and hug it at the same. It was a life saver. Also if u get a gym ball and just sit on it, the balancing will help strengthen ur back, its a gentle exercise that wont hurt ur back. Also gentle walking and swimming will do u wonders. that is what i had to do.

Victoria - posted on 10/30/2009

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try a body pillow and snuggling it. I kept a heating pad next to the bed to lay across me when I would wake up and to put on in the mornings b4 I actually got out of bed. I have always had back pain and the baby weigh didn't help things! With my first son my dr had to prescribe me sleeping pills in my 3rd trimester because I was so big and couldn't get comfortable no matter if I tried recliner, couch, bed, floor. Hope it gets better for you!!

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I am 31 wks and I use the Maternity Belt it is sold online and at Burlington Coat Factory (baby section) for about $19. I have 20 lb breasts so my back has been an issue since I have been pregnant. This belt helps believe me it will.



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Michelle - posted on 10/30/2009

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i sleep with a pillow between my legs every night and most of the time my husband massages my back before bed but the pillow seems to make it hurt even more when i wake up ..

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I'm 24 weeks along; I haven't woken up with back pain but I've woken up feeling uncomfortable through the night. I use a body pillow and it's been awesome. It's long enough to have between my knees, and still be able to prop my upper body up so I stay on my side (I'm naturally a belly sleeper--not so conducive with pregnancy!). Having the pillow between my knees keeps my hips from hurting when I wake up in the morning.

Nichole - posted on 10/30/2009

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YEP PILLOWS! I used to prop pillows under my knees and under my ankles, helps take the pressure off the lower back.If u sleep on your side put one between ur knees and one in front to hug on. Hope it helps!

Amy - posted on 10/30/2009

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have you tried putting a firm pillow between your knees? It will help with you backs alignment during sleep, you may also have a baby who enjoys hitting mommy's nerves...literally... Right now my baby is sitting on a nerve that makes it feel as though someone just walked up and kicked me in the crotch with steel toes...But try the pillow thing, and definitely tell your doc (they still need to know, even if all is normal)

Good Luck!

Abbie - posted on 10/30/2009

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Pillow between your knees, adjustments by a chiropractor, exercise to strengthen your back muscles. Massage to relax them. I hate to tell you but the pain won't get better on its own. Also how old is your bed?

Abbie - posted on 10/30/2009

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Pillow between your knees, adjustments by a chiropractor, exercise to strengthen your back muscles. Massage to relax them. I hate to tell you but the pain won't get better on its own. Also how old is your bed?

Abbie - posted on 10/30/2009

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Pillow between your knees, adjustments by a chiropractor, exercise to strengthen your back muscles. Massage to relax them. I hate to tell you but the pain won't get better on its own. Also how old is your bed?

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