(Closed) Back pain during pregnancy

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it is because your center of gravity is changing, which throws off how you carry yourself. Right now, my tailbone is KILLING me, and I’ve had the back pain for awhile too. I find that massages from my husband work nicely. 🙂

Post # 4
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@firsttimemom: from experience, I can say back pain is the worse pain EVER.  And it isn’t always just from being pregnant.  

First off, YES, back pain is often related to labor pains or can be a sign of miscarriage, it’s part of why I was labeled “high risk” with my son.  Which I didn’t find out until AFTER he was born and doing my own research.  So, yes, DO tell your dr. and talk to them about it.

HOWEVER, my pain was caused from a joint being out of place during the pregnancy.  My current back/shoulder pain is due to my owl’s neck-like spine.  For that, I see a chiropractor.  You might want to check with your ob-gyn OR your family dr/general practitioner about a recommended chiropractor in your area.  The chiropractor will be able to tell you if it’s safe or not, as well as your ob-gyn/family dr.

Personally, if I have any problems during my next pregnancy with back/shoulder pain, I’ll be visiting mine, since he is an amazing dr.  Of course, I’ve been to him for a previous problem and taken my daughter to him, also.  So I have previous experience with mine.  

You should NOT be having this much pain, even if you are just now starting to sit correctly.  I would definitely suggest talking to your dr and/or seeing a chiropractor about it.  Just to be on the safe side.

Post # 5
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve been having lower back pain as well – massages help, but I find a heating pad/hot water bottle helps the most.

My doctor told me this is a common complaint of pregnant women, and that I shouldn’t worry about it.

Post # 6
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have found that stretching and simple exercises have helped but start slow!

Post # 7
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I reccommend getting those bean bag heating pads you can get to warm up in the microwave and put it on your lower back. It definitely helps.

Post # 8
631 posts
Busy bee

Prenatal yoga helped me as well.  Amazon has a lot of good DVDs…

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