3 Solutions For Moms Suffering From Back Pain

While pregnant, many women complain of back pain, and with good reason: your growing baby adds an extra eight to ten pounds to your body weight. This will cause pain in your back since it forces your muscles and spine to flex in unnatural ways.

You might assume that once the baby is born, your back discomfort will disappear, but many mothers are surprised to find that the pain persists long after the birth. It’s possible that the body is unable to restore itself after giving birth, either from the strain of labor itself or from the lack of relaxation that new parents experience. No matter the root of the problem, there are measures you can take to fix it. Keep reading to learn more.

Photo by Kamaji Ogino

Choose The Right Stroller

As we’ve said, being a new parent involves a lot of physical activity, and this doesn’t stop just because the child gets older. Your back might hurt because of it. Getting the right stroller can be one thing that helps. If you buy a good stroller that fits you as well as it fits your baby, you can use it to help you stand up straighter, which makes it easier for your spine and muscles to heal.

If you look around, you’ll see that you have a lot of choices, so it can be hard to choose. You’ll want a stroller that gives you support, is safe, and looks good. Of course, it should also fit your budget.

Know How To Lift Heavy Things

Throughout the day, every mom will have to lift things that are pretty heavy. This could be the baby, the baby’s stroller, groceries, or something else. The problem is that if you have back pain already, lifting the wrong way can make it worse. Also, back pain can be caused by not knowing how to lift the right way in the first place.

It’s important for new moms to know how to lift heavy things properly, as this will protect their backs and make their lives much easier. It won’t make back problems worse, and it won’t cause any new ones. If you want to lift something, it’s best to bend your knees instead of your back. Keep as straight a back as you can. The work should be done by your leg muscles, not your back muscles.

Try To Rest

Take a moment to really think about this before you say you can’t follow this advice because you have so much to do. What do you have to do? You have to look after yourself and your baby. That’s the only thing that matters right now. So, even though you might feel like you need to do housework, cook dinner, or clean up when your baby goes to sleep, these things are not really that important. Much more important is that you get some rest. The more you can rest, the more your back will be able to heal and the less pain you’ll feel. So forget about housework, have someone else make dinner (or get takeout), and use this time to really rest. You’ll get far more done once you’re no longer struggling with pain.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s