Ah, being pregnant is such a beautiful thing! Apart from morning sickness and unpredictable cravings, lower back pain is another companion that tag along with you throughout your glorious journey of 9 months. But hey, don't worry babe! I'm here to help crack this code today. Please note that every pregnancy and person are different so please consult your healthcare provider before trying anything new.
What causes early pregnancy's lower back pain?
You thought carrying an extra bundle of joy for nine long months wasn't enough? You also have to deal with those sharp pains deep in the buttocks all-day-long? No one ever warned us about that! But wait up honey, let me tell you what could be causing these persistent bickering twinning with waistline.
During the first trimester, hormone levels fluctuate dramatically which can often lead to constipation or bloating (thanks hormones sarcastic cough). This results in added pressure on the joints including hips and spine as well as surrounding muscles leading to lower back discomfort. In addition, the uterus expands during early pregnancy putting excess strain on muscles around it for accommodating extra space required by the growing embryo resulting in Ouchie Mama kind of low-backache.
Did someone say sciatica? Yes indeed babe! Sciatica might sound like a fancy Japanese dish but trust me; it's not something we would love having on our plate. Sciatica refers to nerve compression caused due to herniated disk or bone spur disc related impingement usually radiating down from gluteal area towards thighs or legs contributing even more towards painful backs making us feel like we made Clark Kent turn into Supes.
How can I manage my Lower Back Pain During Early Pregnancy?
We get it Ladies; It’s exhausting carrying another human being inside us while experiencing all the pain and discomfort that comes with it. But hey, let's not lose hope! We have some natural remedies to calm those twinges down as well as a few exercises to strengthen our weary muscles.
A Few Natural Tips
- Taking hot or cold showers usually helps to soothe the muscles; both are equally effective so choose according to your preference.
- Don't forget the magic of Massage ladies! It’s always a good idea for pregnant women. It promotes relaxation by releasing endorphins while reducing muscle tension.
- Be mindful of your posture please-Let's keep our spine straight while sitting or standing because slouching can aggravate backaches, keeping hips aligned over ankles is recommended when walking too-if anyone asks just tell them we're channelling Rosie Huntington’s Walk! _Do pelvic tilts-they help stretch out lower back muscles
Exercising in Early Pregnancy
Let's remember healthy baby= healthy momma: right? As painful as it may sound let me remind you of an old saying “No Pain No Gain”. Well hold up babes-straighten that face mask (which no one sees), fix sweatbands on ponytailed hair and put on those trainers - Its Exercise time!
_Actually Kegels should be top priority-
Other than kegel various stretching exercises such as cat-cow helps lengthen spinal cord region improving flexibility where working core strengthens abdominal muscles reducing strain from Lower Back. Walking, aqua aerobics, prenatal Yoga & Pilates also reduce overall fatigue making us feel less tired throughout the day wink.
You know now how early pregnancy starts playing unseen pranks with us here-there like Jackie Chan fights. However don't let this pain defeat you mama! Just remember these tips next time around,
Take breaks every hour, Adjust sitting position, -Sleep better pillows between thighs- Get enough rest at night.
When should I be worried about Lower Back Pain in Early Pregnancy?
Lower Back pain during the early stages of pregnancy, though quite common and easily manageable still needs proper attention if certain alarming signs occur such as: -Vaginal bleeding -Abdominal cramps accompanied by lower back pain -Persistent sharp pains that get worse over time.
If any of these conditions persist or get severe then you must seek timely consultation from your healthcare provider to avoid further complications. They can guide better with supplements, physical therapy or relevant remedies required in advanced cases.
The Ultimate Takeaway
Pregnancy is a magical journey that brings utmost joy yet it's full of ups and downs. Low back pain may sometimes act like a spoiler but let’s not give up hope; there are numerous ways to manage it naturally so our little ones can grow safely inside us without giving us too much grief. So embrace those natural tips, roll on that yoga mat, you got this mama, just keep smiling!