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Old Nov 27th, 2017, 22:45 PM   1
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Lower back is killing me!


29 weeks and my lower back (right in the center above my tailbone) has been hurting for about almost two weeks. I have tried ice and heat and while it works for a bit if I get up and move about a lot during the day it gets worse and worse. I have a toddler that I am constantly having to pick up so I know that doesn't help.... Any tips ladies?



 
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Old Nov 27th, 2017, 23:53 PM   2
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Do you have access to physio? My pelvic girdle pain I swear mainly in the back and even though mine is elsewhere too I know our physios see people with lower back pain too. How much help they will be is another matter.



 
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Old Nov 28th, 2017, 00:34 AM   3
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I've had really bad lower back pain since around 26 weeks and haven't really found anything to help except rest and heat pack. I also had it like this is my 1st pregnancy so I know it will be gone soon. My poor toddler doesn't get picked up anymore cause he knows I can't carry him.
You could try physio, I didn't have the time so just battling through it!



 
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Old Nov 28th, 2017, 10:56 AM   4
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I would do Physio but I don't have anyone to watch my son unfortunately. We havent lived here long enough to make friends with people I would trust enough. I guess I will just keep using heat and ice and rest. Im sure I had this last time along with the SPD but I really cant remember it being this bad but thats probably because I wasn't chasing around a toddler.



 
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Old Nov 28th, 2017, 11:22 AM   5
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maybe try a prenatal yoga class online or something? the stretches might be able to help you. That's what I've read as a suggestion, anyway!
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Old Nov 28th, 2017, 17:11 PM   6
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What worked well for me was making sure I take walks throughout the day. When I sit more often, I get the lower back pain much more. I also make sure I bend at the knees when picking children up or cleaning. I wear a maternity support band. They look goofy but honestly, when I put it on real tight it relieves my pain sooooo much and also prevents new pains. Seeing the chiropractor helps immensly, although I havn't gotten do that yet but in previous pregnancys it helped a ton. Swimming is great. Check out spinning babies and see if the babys fetal position has anything to do with. Do some prenatal yoga, and spend some time on all fours.

I hope you start feeling better. Almost in the home stretch



 
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Old Nov 29th, 2017, 02:10 AM   7
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My back has been constantly sore since about 20 weeks. Mix that with a back injury and 3 previous pregnancies and it's not a very comfortable position. I just use a pillow for my lower back or have a hot shower.



 
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Old Nov 29th, 2017, 11:05 AM   8
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Thanks ladies. The last 2 days it hasn't been as bad. Ive just been a little more careful picking up my son and trying to relax a little more. I need to take walks more but honestly that just makes it worse. I have a short torso so I know that it makes my bump so much bigger and more pronounced which doesn't help at all. There is just no way to go but out so maybe I need to get a support belt this time.



 
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Old Nov 29th, 2017, 12:12 PM   9
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Support belts are great. Also alternating heat and ice is good. But the main thing is to not pick up your toddler (easier said than done I know!) but your ligaments are much more stretchy in npregnancy so it's a lot worse on them picking up heavy wriggly children! I've explained to my daughter that I can't pick her up anymore and she does understand but she is that bit older than yours. Could you maybe get down to his level and help/cuddle if that is what he is after? I know it's hard but hopefully not for much longer x



 
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