No wonder that back pain is a common complaint of pregnant moms. Your gravity center moves, you gain weight, and your hormones are relaxing the ligaments in the joints of your pelvis. If you ignore your organism's signals, this may lead not only to the back pain, but even to conditions like lumbago or tendinopathy.
1. Correct your posture
- Do not lock the knees
- Keep your chest higher
- Relax the shoulders, keep them back
Because your muscles and bones are weakened, you MUST use a posture corrector, which helps your body to compensate this. Unfortunately, the ordinary posture correctors don't work for pregnant moms.
Luckily for us, the pregnancy products industry moves further, and now we have such indispensable things like Momifiq™ Pregnancy Belt with hundreds of positive reviews.
2. Your shoes matter
Avoid high heels, wear low-heeled shoes. Arch support must be good, and heels should not be completely flat. High heels may move your balance forward even more than now, which leads to even more back pains.
3. Lift things right
It's better to ask for help! But if you really need to lift something up, do not band in the waist. Just squat down and lift with your legs, keeping the back straight. This may become a habit in the future :)
4. Exercises do the magic
With the regular physical activity, you can relieve back pain drastically. Try water exercises, brisk walking, indoor stationary bicycling and low-impact aerobics. But be careful and don't overdo it!