POST-PREGNANCY BACK CARE TIPS
Many of the physical changes that can cause lower back issues in pregnancy may contribute to back discomfort after delivery and beyond.
New mums may also make their back discomfort worse while breastfeeding or giving a bottle – for example by hunching over, or over using the neck and upper back muscles as they look fondly at their new-born.
Here are some post-pregnancy tips by Dr Catherine Hood - Woman’s health expert and a mum:
- Ask your partner to give you a gentle back rub
- Try a lumbar support pillow if you sit for long periods at a desk or in your car
- To comfort your back, try a cooling patch for soothing relief
- Squat to pick things up rather than bending forward from the waist
- Enjoy regular low impact exercise such as swimming, walking and yoga classes (unless your doctor advises against it)
- At night, try sleeping on your side (putting a pillow between your knees can take some of the pressure off your back)
- Consider acupuncture, acupressure or reflexology.
Why not try Deep Freeze Cold Patch? Long lasting, it cools, soothes and comforts the back during pregnancy and beyond. Always check new symptoms with your midwife or GP.