Post # 1
This week has been really bad for me with the back pain and round ligament pains. I haven’t had anything like this until this week. Last night I couldn’t sit or lie down. The only way the paid would ease up was if I would stand or walk. The doctor’s office told me drink more water and take tylenol. I’m only having an issue when I’m ready for bad. So I’m thinking it is my body being in a relaxed state. Last night I tried the recliner, the couch, the bed and could not find a place to lay down or sleep sitting up that I wasn’t in pain. I finally around 1am got on the floor on my hands and knees and began arching my back and curving my back. After about 10 mins of this I gave it another try. I was able to lie down and fall asleep.
Anyone have any tips on this to do or not do during the day to keep this from happening every day???
Post # 3
i started to get back pains at about 16 weeks from sleeping on my side. the two things that have helped me the most are (1) my body pillow — i got the snoogle on amazon and (2) yoga. I do yoga almost every day and it saves my back. i would look into a prenatal yoga class nearby and talk to your instructor — she will be able to suggest stretches and specific postures to alleviate some of your pain. i still get the round ligament pain, i just try to move through it though.
here are some websites i found that also have information. if you google “prenatal yoga back pain” you can even find instructional videos.
and, if it continues, you may want to consider a prenatal massage.
hope this helps!
Post # 4
Getting on all fours really helped me. I also would hip hiker exercises against the wall
Post # 5
I was having really major pain last week and then I got a fantastic maternity massage. He was so knowledgeable about what was happening to my back during pregnancy and how to relieve the pressure. Seriously amazing. Make sure if you choose to get a massage that the place uses the foam wedge with a cut-out for your tummy, so you get to actually lay face down. Massages on your side are not very effective.
Post # 6
@ms. fondue: thanks for the links. I’ll have to give them a try
@JaneyD: I’m thinking I might need to try this!
Post # 7
@vintage2010: I went to a chiropractor, and it was seriously the best decision I made while pregnant. It made such a huge difference. After being bedridden by back pain for several hours one day, I made the appointment and never looked back. I had never been to one before, so I was a little skeptical, but again, it worked wonders!
Post # 8
Try a heating pad on low, 10 minutes on 10 off.
Also I found that when I sort of made myself a bed of pillows so that nothing above my shoulder blades touched the bed I was able to relieve some of the pain in my back.
Post # 9
I did a yoga pregnancy workout last night and only had a little pain when I first laid down to go to bed. I have a massage scheduled for Monday. So hopefully between both of these and the other tips you gave me I’ll get through this. Thanks everyone 🙂
Post # 10
Good luck! I’m still mostly pain-free since mine although the side sleeping is still not awesome.
Post # 11
@vintage2010: I think I am experiencing the same thing. I cannot get comfortable bc of my back and abdominal pains. Both on my right side. Did anything help relieve your pain? I have a massage on Saturday so hopefully that helps but I don’t know what to do about the round ligament pain! Any input is appreciated!