Back Pain and Pregnancy

During pregnancy you back is put under extreme pressure with your growing baby expanding you body, women typically gain between 25 and 35 pounds (11kg-16kg).The spine has to support that weight. That can cause lower back pain. The weight of the growing baby and uterus also puts pressure on the blood vessels and nerves in the pelvis and back.

It is very common to get backache or back pain during pregnancy, especially in the early stages and after your baby arrives.

During pregnancy, the ligaments in your body naturally become softer and stretch to prepare you for labour. This can put a strain on the joints of your lower back and pelvis, which can cause back pain.

After your baby arrives many women experience back pain due to carrying they baby, breastfeeding and lack of exercise due to time constraints. One way to help your back pain is to use the Spine Backrack System, this is a safe non-invasive decompression system that can be used on the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. Backrack should be used to treat and prevent your symptoms after pregnancy. If you need further support whilst carrying your baby you can use the Spine Backrack Lumbar belt, which will give extra support whilst easing your lumbar pain.

These practical tips may help to relieve an aching back:

  • Use the Backrack to treat and prevent backpain and the symptoms
  • While feeding your baby, always sit with your back well supported and straight. Put a small pillow or cushion behind your waist to support your lower back. Make sure your feet can reach the floor.
  • Kneel or squat to do low-level jobs, such as washing or picking things up off the floor. Avoid bending your back. Make your knees do the work instead.
  • Change nappies on a raised surface. You could kneel on the floor next to a sofa or bed. Never leave your baby unattended on a raised surface, in case they fall off.
  • To lift heavy objects, such as a baby car seat or an older child, wear the Spine Backrack Lumbar Belt.
  • Keep your back straight when you push your pram or buggy. Alternatively, carry your baby in a well-fitting sling. If you need further support wear the Spine Backrack Lumbar Belt.