The Healthy Back Blog: For mums

Pregnant with Number 2!! by louisehampton
September 6, 2010, 7:01 pm
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Toby is now 16 months and I am 15 weeks pregnant with our second child. It will be nice for Toby to have a sibling close to him in age but I have a feeling its going to be hard work especially to start with.

The first month of pregancy was pretty uneventful as I just found out but the second month I started to get quite a bit of upper back pain as my posture started to change.

To help I did stretches like bringing an arm across the front of me and cat stretches which help the upper and lower back.

The third month of pregnancy has given me quite a bit of lower back pain into the buttocks. A few treatments from a chiropractor has really helped but also doing some stretches has also been good. Below is a couple of stretches I have been doing but i have been careful to do them gently not to put any pressure on bump.

If you experience any back pain it is definitely worth seeing a doctor or chiropractor to check what is going on and to stop it getting worse. I’m sure mine is not helped by having to carry Toby around still but exercises and yoga really help.


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