this is my neck and shoulders, which is a new pain to the my hips and sacral area...: dh just rubbed it, but man, it just felt like torture, not a nice back rub. time to call the massage therapist, since we aren't seeing the new chiro for another 10 days.
how many more weeks??? ugh.
"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift." -- Mary Oliver
1. make sure you're wearing a supportive bra -- remember that your a lot heavier now and more prone to back pain.
2. put a pillow under your belly -- it helps releive some of the pressure on your shoulders and hips from the extra weight of your belly.
Hope that helps. Remember, we're almost through.
Pelvic tilt-If you can lie on your back do so with your knees bent. When you exhale, press your lower back flat onto the floor. Its a very subtle movement, but if feels good.
Cat Pose- Get on all fours with your back straight. When you inhale, turn your pelvis so that your but is sticking in the air and your back is slightly swayed. When you exhale, tuck your chin and tilt your pelvis the opposite way to that your tail bone is tucked. Don't force the curve of the spine, just move the pelvis those ways and let it curve
Squat at the Wall-(this is the absolute best and feels great) Put a pillow up against a wall and your feet on either side of it about 6in away from the wall. Lower yourself down the wall, keeping your back straight until you are in a squat with your back supported by the wall, and your buns partially supported by the pillow. This really relieves that lower back pain and helps your pelvis open for birth-double whammy.
The pillow under belly, between legs, behind back while you sleep is also great.
The pillows help too!
A doula who married a cop & became a mama to 3 boys: G 12/22/00, my rainbow baby B 2/2/07 and L 2/10/10 my CBA2V baby, waiting for my little caboose late February 2013 & always remembering my two angels 2006 & 2012.
s mamas, I hope these next few weeks are easy on you all.