The Healthy Back Blog: For mums


Where have the past 4 months gone?? by louisehampton
June 25, 2011, 8:26 pm
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Wow can’t believe Zara will be 4 months old next week time is just flying by. Seem to have finally cracked the bedtime routine and she now goes to sleep at 7pm every night. Just need to stop her waking at 2am and 5am now!!

Zara is growing fast and I can certainly feel it when I carry her for long periods of time. I try to make sure I carry her in front of me close to the body rather than on one of my hips otherwise it is easy to start to get back pain.

The other thing to watch is to not lift them in their car seat if at all possible as it is awkward to carry close to the body and is now getting heavy.

If you do start to experience pain why not visit a Chiropractor for a check up. If you live near Cambridge or Hertford pop into Attend 2 Health for a free consultation. We will listen to where you are getting pain and suggest solutions. Give us a call today on 01763 87 80 87 and start on the road to recovery.

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And then there were two!!! by louisehampton
June 22, 2011, 6:54 pm
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Sorry there has been such a delay between posts as you can imagine my life has been rather hectic recently!

With Toby I had an emergancy C-section as he got stuck in my pelvis so this time round I wanted to make sure it wouldn’t happen again. Part of this was to make sure baby was in the correct position so I used a birthing ball to sit on in the evenings which was also good for my back and did a lot of cat stretches. The other thing I did was to see a Chiropractor to make sure my pelvis was not tilted. To begin with my right leg was shorter than my left so I used a rolled up towel to lie on to help relax my pelvis into the correct position and got gentle treatment on the muscles and ligaments.

My baby daughter Zara was born at home at the end of February after a relatively quick delivery which was a real contrast to Toby. it was so weird not having to go to hospital. She weighed in at 9lb 5.5oz.

After having Zara I did then suffer with back pain as my body adjusted to the change in weight. Bringing my knees to my chest whilst lying on my back really helped this as did pelvic exercises.

Another thing that helped my back was making sure I was in the correct position when breast feeding as to start with I got a lot of upper back pain as I hunched over. Seeing a Chiropractor really helped the upper back and rib pain giving me instant relief. I know I’m a Chiropractor myself so probably going to reccomend them but it really does help if you are in pain.

To find a Chiropractor near you visit the British Chiropractic Association’s website http://www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk.