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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 12:55 PM   2561
Powell130
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Anyone else have lower back pain? I can't tell if it's from how I slept the other night, or pregnancy related lol



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 15:12 PM   2562
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Interesting, I did have lower back pain but it resolved itself. As I had mentioned before I was a somewhat competitive swimmer up until September when I found out about the baby. My best stroke was/is butterfly. During the pregnancy I figured it was safe to continue swimming butterfly, at least as far as the baby was concerned.

What I didn't realize is that my center of gravity is off (well I guess I knew that), and that particular stroke was putting a lot of pressure on my lower back. It was so bad that for about 2 weeks I had to take it even easier than usual with swimming the other 3 strokes, and I couldn't meet with my personal trainer in the gym.

I saw my chiropractor for the back pain and the leg cramps, and told him I would stop swimming butterfly for the rest of the pregnancy. He gave me a high five and said that would resolve the back pain problem. It did. As far as the leg cramps, I guess I'll have to deal with that a little longer, but it usually hits me at night.

Anyway, thanks for reading my rant, but to answer your question I never had that problem with butterfly before being pregnant, so I'm assuming any kind of lower back pain has to do with your change in posture while pregnant or maybe the way you sleep, etc. Of course whipping your back like in the butterfly stroke can't help much either.



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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 15:23 PM   2563
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Sass I've only seen UK OBEM. Don't know what the US version is like.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 15:49 PM   2564
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Thanx! A friend of mine told me that she had back pain pretty much thru her whole pregnancy. She was a similar pre-pregnancy size and said her doc told her it's because her body wasn't used to the added weight, which I'm assuming is probably my issue too. I've already gained 15 lbs



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 17:46 PM   2565
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Thanx! A friend of mine told me that she had back pain pretty much thru her whole pregnancy. She was a similar pre-pregnancy size and said her doc told her it's because her body wasn't used to the added weight, which I'm assuming is probably my issue too. I've already gained 15 lbs
I've had really bad lower back pain, myself. I already posted about it but I can't remember which thread I wrote on...

Anyway, I had a previous injury of a herniated disc about 5 years ago, which was resolved with physical therapy, although I get pain every now and again from it still (pre-pregnancy)

Now that I'm pregnant, I've had a lot of back pain, mostly starting the week before Christmas, and I had been wondering if it was pregnancy related or if I'd end up flat on my back again with the disc issue. Here's what has helped me (in hopes that it helps someone else!):
1. I got the Leachco Snoogle Loop pillow to help me sleep - LOVE IT - and since the first night I slept with it, my back pain has gotten worlds better.
2. I got a support belt (very thin one) from Motherhood Maternity - when I put it on, the relief was INSTANT (which is crazy, because looking at it, I have no idea how it supports me, but whatever - it works!)
3. I got Dr Scholl's lower back pain orthodics for my shoes ($11 at Walmart). I really think these work, because today is the first time I haven't used them since I got them, and I had a lot of pain today.

Hope I helped!



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 22:37 PM   2566
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Thanx Bella!! I will be trying some of those out tomorrow!!

Yay, going Monday to pick up three boxes of clothes, A stroller, Car seat, Floor swing & Jumparoo from a friend Hubs better hurry up and finish his car so we can get the babys room cleaned out so we have somewhere to put all of this! lol we already have a stroller folded up in our closet and a carseat in the bedroom floor lol



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2013, 01:39 AM   2567
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Wish we had loads of room to put stuff! Our pram is bought but getting delivered in April so we don't have to find a home for it while we wait for baby. Will probably try and do that with the cot too. I do want a Moses basket soon tho and that'll probably stay in the spare room.

Haven't had any real back pain. I do sometimes at work but then I'm on my feet most of the day so no wonder! I get more groin and tummy pains where I'm growing and where baby's getting heavier. May have to invest in a body pillow soon tho and also night bras because I'm leaking again



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2013, 02:09 AM   2568
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Bella I'm the same with pre existing disc issues - 1 prolapsed around 5 years ago and one during my last pregnancy. So far I'm managing surprisingly well but I know they could go at any time so I'm a ticking time bomb really. I'm doing Pilates and seeing a physio which is helping.

I managed to see OBEM last night, what a nice birth 'Sarah' had apart from having an idiot husband who couldn't see the button that clearly said emergency on it! What a moron! She stayed unbelievably calm for that when she must have been crowning!



 
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Old Jan 5th, 2013, 06:19 AM   2569
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We were laughing at that point Hann! OH love it especially as they put a close up of the actual buzzer. Silly man! But yes she did have a lovely birth



 
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Old Jan 6th, 2013, 09:37 AM   2570
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I was having some serious siatica pain a few weeks ago. Now I just have bad lower back pain if I sit too long.
Our OBEM takes place in Ohio, or at least season one does. Episode one was cute but a little ghetto, episode two had a teen mom, and I'm just getting into episode 3. I'm really addicted.



 
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