Natural Pain Relief for Pregnancy Back Pain | Fit Pregnancy

Get Relief Now: 7 Tips for Easing and Avoiding Back Pain

We've got advice from the pros to strengthen your back now—and help ease the ouch as you enter new motherhood.

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3. Be Hot and Cold

Feel fast relief with these easy tips from physical therapist Alison Sadowy:

Ice

For acute back pain (in the first 48 to 72 hours), apply a towel-wrapped ice pack for 15 minutes to ease swelling and slow pain signals to the brain; a bag of frozen vegetables works, too.

Heat

To promote healing after the acute phase, use heat to enhance circulation and lessen lingering aches.

Place 2 cups of uncooked rice in a cotton sock. Knot the open end and microwave for 60 seconds. Apply to the painful area for 15 minutes.
 

4. Design a Back-Friendly Nursery

After your newborn arrives, you’ll soon realize that seemingly small details in your baby’s room, such as the height of the changing table, can make a massive difference in preventing an aching back.

Read our guidelines here >>

 

5. Know the Best Way to Carry, Lift and Push Your Baby

You’ll help keep your back in its best shape if you know the right ways to move as a new mom: wear your babylift your baby in/out of the cribbreastfeedpush the strollertransfer the car seathold a diaper bag

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