Childbirth comes with excruciating pain and can be hard on a mother’s body. Just like new mothers adjust to the new life, so does the body. Back pain is a very common problem that most new mothers suffer from. Caused by the expansion of the uterus which weakness the abdominal muscles and due to which, the lower spine is pulled forward. The pelvic bone also experiences pressure and due to increased secretion of hormones, ligaments, and joints around the pelvic area also open
The pain usually subsides within 6 months as the body starts to recover from the delivery but it may take longer for some mothers. It is important to give your body some time and learn how to manage your pain so here are some tips that will help.
- Try to walk as it will be the easiest exercise you can do for strengthening your back. You can start as soon as you feel comfortable.
- Doing pelvic tilts can help ease the pain. Speak to your doctor and on advising, you can start doing it as per instructions.
- Do not lift heavy objects as it will put a strain on your back. You may not pay attention to this while doing daily chores so make sure you ask your family members to remind you.
- Take bath in warm water as it will help soothe your muscles.
- Pay attention to your posture. Make sure to sit erect and give your back the support it needs.
- It may be difficult but try to rest as much as possible. Give your body proper rest and some time to heal.
These tips will help you manage your pain. Speak to your doctor to learn more about it and you can even ask for some exercises that can be done comfortably.