Pregnant women always complain about back pain. The pain goes away usually a month after, but carrying your infant constantly, nursing him and doing some household chores always brings back your back pain. The backpain is constant as the child grows.
Carrying a child puts unimaginable stress on your back. You will be initially carrying a tiny seven pound baby until two years later when you will be carrying a 30-pound child.
Doing some sort of daily exercise routine will help a lot in managing back pain. New mothers can begin exercising soon after delivery. This will help the lose the weight they gained which will help a lot in reducing back stress. Engaging in exercise will also restore the muscle tone of the abdominal and back muscles which were stretched when they were pregnant. You can start by doing a 10-minute stretching exercise.
Adding resistance to your exercise routine will help your back muscles to be stronger and less prone to injuries that carrying a child will bring. Use 1-3 pound dumb bells. Using a Thera-Band is also very convenient. Stretch bands can be used at any level. You can start out slow if you are a beginner. The gentle repetition that the band offers will slowly build your muscles until you can progress to advanced level.
Stretch bands are sold at different levels of resistance. Be sure to purchase one that is suitable to your level. There is no need to buy fancy colorful bands – although they look pretty. Make sure that the band is of good quality and is durable.
Some mothers who do not have time to go to a sport store buy an elastic bandage/tubing at a local drug store or medical supply store. The bandage / tubing is quite durable and are of medical grade.
Don’t overdo your stretching exercises on the first day. Go slow and move at a pace where you are comfortable. Increase the resistance gradually.