The Healthy Back Blog: For mums

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


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