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Post Delivery Back Pain

Post delivery back pain is a part of postpartum woes faced by new mothers. Find out how you can prevent aggravating your back ache and tips for nursing a sore back after delivery.

Post delivery back pain is natural, common and sure to happen when you have given birth to a baby. For the past 8-9 months you have been carrying a baby which increased its weight to eight to nine pounds by the end of the third trimester and simultaneously you have been carrying the baby in one arm and pushing the trolley in the shopping mall, adjusting the car seat, pushing and moving the stroller and bending up and down repetitively; so pain in your back has every reason to occur. Your post partum body requires exercise and rest at regular intervals and in the desired manner.

Here are some tips that will help you deal with and gradually overcome those back aches post delivery:

Ensure the Correct Posture

A slouching posture is a direct cause of a back ache. This can happen to anyone with the wrong posture, and now post delivery, when you are looking forward to getting back your body back in shape and dealing with the post partum woes, you need to take extra care of the fact that you are having the right posture always. Whether you are standing, or sitting, always have your back straight and firm. When the baby is an infant, it is alright to rest your baby on your hips to put him to sleep or to simply soothe him. But as he grows bigger and gain weight, this habit might result in enhancing your back ache worries further.

Sit Straight Always

This is a follow-through of the above point, but different because, it calls you to sit with a straight back every time. Do not slouch and do not lean when you are sitting. Post delivery, whenever you are involved in some work, however small it might be, and the body is in a persistent state of exhaustion. So you will naturally tend to stop down or slouch while you are sitting. The point is to keep this mind and not allow yourself to do that. You will soon mark the difference it does to your body; your back ache will be on its way out. Support yourself as required to feel comfortable, with armrests, cushions and pillows, but do not slouch!

Stop Carrying the Baby Continuously

Often mothers feel that it is a great idea to carry the baby all through the day that he is awake. It will make him feel good. But you are aggravating your back ache by lifting the weight of your baby and bearing it throughout the day. Besides, it is also not a good habit for the baby, he will then get used to it and refuse to be put down. It will then be another ordeal to manage the crying baby, as he will bawl the moment he is put down!

Pick Up Things Smartly

When you are nursing a sore back after delivery, it is advisable to follow some simple smarter ways to do the regular activities. Every time that you are required to stoop down to lift up something, make sure that you bend your knees and not bend your waist. This is a healthy way for picking up weights or things for everyone, especially when you want the post delivery back ache to heal sooner. This is to be kept in mind as we tend to bend our waist instinctively most of the times.

The final point to be kept in mind is that you need to start a regular exercise regimen once you get a go ahead from your doctor. It is extremely important to get the body fall back on a regular workout, so that the muscles and joints get stimulated and relaxed. This alone will help you deal and do away with that nagging back ache quite easily. Besides it will also ensure that you get back to your pre-pregnancy shape.

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Piyali.6 years ago
Post delivery back pain is very traumatic. My sister had it. She could not sit or stand for a long period. She was in so much pain but now she got relief after taking Ayurvedic medicines.
Sudhakaran.6 years ago
My wife is having back pain.....after going through the article, I have advised her to take rest and maintain a correct posture.
Lavinia.6 years ago
quite true! Back pain post delivery can be prevented. Correct posture and proper habits can alleviate and prevent back pain.
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