Pain during pregnancy is one of the hardest pains to experience, because you cannot just simply take a painkiller and get on with your day. With most painkillers being prohibited during pregnancy and even when breast-feeding, women have to turn to other, more natural solutions to help them relieve their aches and pains.
There are many natural remedies for pain which have been tried, tested and recommended by many mothers to be. These include:
Exercises – pelvic floor, stomach and stabilization exercises can help to reduce the strain on your pelvis. Get down on your hands and knees and level your back so it is as flat as you can make it. Inhale and then, as you exhale, squeeze in your pelvic floor muscles and pull your belly button in and up. Repeat this whole procedure two to three times without holding your breath and moving your back. After that allow your muscles to get relax slowly.
Massage: the back and muscles that run down either side of your spine for soothing tired, aching muscles. A highly skilled and trained massage therapist may be able to assist you further.
Posture: if you have pain over your tailbone (coccyx), don’t bend. Try to give give comfort to your back as much as you can while sitting. Always sit on a soft sofa, bed or wedge-shaped cushion or a cushioned ring. Keep your shoulders back, head high and back straight recline those painful muscles while walking.
Swimming: Both an excellent way of keeping fit and relieving pain in the back. Pain relief can also be achieved from floating on top of the water on your back. You can take some regular classes from local summing training center.
Acupuncture: Find a professional and highly trained practitioner that have quality experience of using acupuncture during pregnancy.
Maternity pillows: Use a wedge-shaped pillow under your tummy can be helpful while sleeping. Or many other maternity pillows are available, finding the right one for you may be just what you need to relieve yourself of those aches and pains.
Heat and water: A warm bath or a hot pack can relieve those aches and pains and help you get on with your life.
Support Belts: Take some of the baby’s weight off your stomach muscles and back and help to support your pelvic joints.
TENS: This is a safe way to help you to cope with your back pain. It is best used in combination with other treatments such as advice and exercises. Ask for advice on how to use TENS from your GP, pharmacist or physiotherapist.
Hopefully with these pain relieving tips, your pregnancy will be a happy and special time for you and your baby.
If you are not used to taking exercise, start slowly, improve your posture and try not to strain yourself too hard.