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Back Pain

Back Pain

“48% of pregnant women start to suffer from low back pain, pelvic pain and sciatica 24 weeks into their pregnancy, and this peaks in intensity at 36 weeks.”

Have you experienced back pain since you have been pregnant? Then you are not alone: about half of all pregnant women suffer from back or pelvic problems.
Your body takes the strain when you are pregnant, particularly your back and pelvis. This is no fun of course. Your abdomen becomes increasingly larger and heavier, and you must carry around all that extra weight, which you will feel in your back.

Wrong posture 

In many cases you do not notice your the changes in your posture when you are expecting. Because your tummy becomes larger the centre of gravity of your body moves steadily forward. You then tend to draw your shoulders back and as a result develop a hollow back. In doing so you put your back muscles under a lot of pressure, often leading to searing back pain. The LombaMum® supports the abdomen and ensures that your posture is corrected. The reinforcement on the back of LombaMum® supports your back.

Pelvic ligaments relax 

There is another cause of back and pelvic pain. During pregnancy your hormones ensure that the ligaments and muscles of your pelvis become more supple.

Your pelvis becomes a little more flexible : the bones are given more play. This is useful because during birth your baby is able to move more easily through the birth canal. However, because the pelvic ligaments are weakened you will probably feel pain in your lower back.

Pelvic instability 

In some women a mobile pelvis can lead to difficulty moving and a great deal of pain. This is called pelvic instability and affects between 5 and 9 per cent of expectant mothers. They experience pain mainly in the pubis, the groin or the lower back. This pain may radiate to the buttocks and legs.

With the extra bands on the side of the LombaMum® the tension on the joint ligaments and the instability of the pelvis are reduced in a natural way.

Fatigue makes it all even worse. 

It appears that you are exposed to a greater risk of pelvic instability if you lead a busy life, which prevents you from taking sufficient rest. During pregnancy your body is unable to tolerate as much stress and sufficient rest is important.

If you think that you are suffering from pelvic instability, go to your general practitioner or obstetrician. You can discuss the benefits of LombaMum with them, and they may possibly refer you to a physiotherapist or Mensendiek therapist. You can also discuss with them what you should and should not do during your pregnancy.