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.


6. A Note about Cesarean Sections and Back Pain

A C-section mama needs to massage her scar to prevent it from adhering to the pelvic organs. “A too-tight scar can reduce your back’s range of motion by 30 percent and prevent you from standing up straight,”warns physical therapist Holly Herman.

When your doctor gives you the go-ahead at your six-week checkup, begin massaging with firm pressure in an up/down, right/left and diagonal direction. You should also try rolling the scar between your fingers. “Just five minutes a day will make an enormous difference,” she says.

7. Ease the Ouch with Exercise: 

Research shows that women who exercise three times a week for 12 weeks during the second half of pregnancy have less low-back pain.

Incorporate these three back-strengthening exercises and stretches from Sergio Rojas, owner of reDEFINED Fitness & Physical Therapy in Chicago, into your workout routine to strengthen and protect.

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