Back pain is one of the most common problems that affect pregnant women as well as new mothers. Well, most women think that the back pain will subside after delivery. But, does it really subside as you think? Are you reading this article in hopes of finding how to get relief from back pain after pregnancy?
Back pain can affect women throughout pregnancy, probably during delivery and show up for few months after delivery also.
There are several reasons that cause back pain during pregnancy and back pain after pregnancy?
During pregnancy, a hormone called relaxin is released which loosens the ligaments and joints (including those in the back). Even after delivery, the amount of relaxin will remain high in the blood. As a result, you will get backache as your joints and ligaments are still not stronger and tighter to support your back.
The growing uterus during pregnancy will weaken the abdominal muscle resulting in a change in posture. The weight of the growing baby causes additional load on the already weak muscle. Even after delivery, the muscle takes time to recover and gain strength.
You can get a sore back if you had a difficult or prolonged labor. During labor, you would have exerted so many muscles to push the baby out which causes back pain after pregnancy.
If you were overweight during pregnancy, there are high chances of getting back pain during and after pregnancy. If you observe, there are multiple reasons due to which back pain continues to persist even after delivery. Your body has worked hard to support the growing baby and it needs time to get back to normalcy and gain strength.
Until then, you can follow some simple guidelines that will help you to reduce back pain.
The postpartum back pain will be continue for some time after delivery, and then subside on its own. You can manage the pain by following certain guidelines.
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Below are some ways to get relief from back pain after pregnancy:
Though back pain usually subsides few months after delivery, you should be aware of when to seek medical help.
Dear Mothers, back pain after pregnancy is not an easy thing to live with especially when you have to manage a newborn and also recover from childbirth. Ensure that you take precautions not to strain your back and follow the suggestions given to reduce back pain.
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You can always take measures suggested to relieve back pain. However, seek immediate help of doctor if your pain is severe or if you have any other symptom mentioned. No doubt the well-being of your baby is the top priority for you but you have to make time to take care of yourself.
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