What should i do for back pain when i'm 19 weeks pregnant?

Mary - posted on 01/14/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I had surgery two years a go for my back and i'm 19 weeks pregnant and i cant take it anymore any advice?

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Shaina - posted on 01/14/2010

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Make a habit of going monthly for a pregnancy massage. Sometimes just laying face down on the special pillow would make my back pop back into place (I have 2 fused discs in my lower back). Also, you can find a chiropractor that specializes in post-op pregnancy work.

Amber - posted on 01/16/2010

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I had really bad back pain during my whole pregnancy...best advice rest, heat, don't do anything strenuous, and when it got really bad I went to the chiropractor and he put it back in place and had an amazing massage chair that relaxed my back....also nothing bets a nice warm bath :)

Jessica - posted on 01/16/2010

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Parsley tea, my family lives by it in helping all aches and pains. You use fresh parsley leaves, vanilla, and cinnamon. U boil it until its a pale green, the cinnamon is dark brown, about 30min. Don't forget to strain it through a paper towel. You can add sugar, drink it hot or cold.

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I have VERY severe scoliosis and I had major back pain (not trying to scare you, but be prepared for servere back labor when it comes time to deliver!). I found that heat packs were WODNERFUL as were those heated back massagers that you can put on chairs. Also, I LOVED the chairs in nail salons for getting pedicures. I used to go get pedicures just for the chair (and if you stay in the salon for less than 2 hours the fumes are fine - I asked my doctor before I went to make sure!).



As for the back labor durring delivery, I brought my heat packs with me to the hospital and they were great. I highly recommend getting a couple boxes before going to the hospital (especially for the stay in the hospital after birth - all that sitting was really hard on my back!). Also, heated pads (that can be plugged in) are great too, but sometimes the hospital won't let you plug things into their outlets.



Good luck and congrats on the baby!!! :)

Erika - posted on 01/14/2010

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i would try to do anything besides the lortab idea. there is no way that they don't pass threw to the baby. everything does. that is just ridiculous! they are also a narcotic which definately isn't good for the baby.

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Anna - posted on 01/14/2010

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i am having lower back pain 6 months after giving birth,it feels like i reall need to bend forward and just stay there,have been to docs and they say its common back pain after pregnancy,was just wondering if anyone else suffers with it?

Helen - posted on 01/14/2010

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lol, i still sleep with a pillow between my legs and my kids are 2 1/2 and 15months, its just comfy! i had backache when i was pregnant and i went to boots and got tiger balm (make sure you get the white one, not the red 1 because the red 1 isnt safe to use when pregnant), its like deep heat but it also slightly numbs it as well. i used to put it on before i went to bed and it lasts long enough to get to sleep!

Mary - posted on 01/14/2010

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Thanks so much i cant sleep well i have a pillow between my legs but it dosen't help much i feel more presure in my back when i'm on the right side, so i'll check that out sounds good thanks again for ur advise..

Cori - posted on 01/14/2010

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Prenatal massage is also nice. You may also try "The Pregnancy Wedge" by Boppy. It is little wedge pillow that you put under your tummy when you sleep. It takes some pressure off your back while sleeping. I had a friend who did a belly brace. It was almost like a weight lifting belt but designed for preggo moms. Good luck. I hope you get some relief!

Sharalyn - posted on 01/14/2010

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Ask your doctor if it is alright for you to go to a cihropractor. (spelling?) If they say it is alright, then do it ASAP. if not, lay on the floor, put pillows between your knees when you lie down for the night and don't put so much pressure on your lower back. Hope this helps.

Kristi - posted on 01/14/2010

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ask your obgyn for loratabs they help with the pain and dont cross into the placenta and wont harm the baby. and you can get some rest.

Jessica - posted on 01/14/2010

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acupuncture. i have severe arthritis in my spine and I'm 19 weeks now I tired everything else and this is the only thing that's helped. good luck

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