Lower back pain is commonplace for both normal birth as well as Caesarean delivery mothers.
The arrival of a baby is a great time of joy, but also it also brings a host of challenges to the new mommy. The birth of a baby is followed by long hours of sleeplessness since you’re caring for the baby all day long. The baby can be emotionally as well as physically tired.
In the lower back pain is common in normal birth and Caesarean mothers who deliver. We talked with our doctor Dr. Sukriti Jain, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, Vashi, and asked her about the cause of this health problem.
What causes postpartum lower back Pain?
The expert mentioned that many physical changes may cause after birth low back pain. The first is weight gain, loosening of joints and ligaments of the pelvic bone in labour, the curvature backwards of the spine as well as altered postures pre and post-delivery, absence of exercise prior to and after delivery, insufficient calcium and D3 supplements and prolonged labour are a few typical causes, along with other.
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Preventive measures for postpartum lower Back Pain
- Prenatal exercises that are under the supervision of a qualified physiotherapist could assist in preventing postpartum lower back discomfort.
- Consumption of adequate supplementation with calcium as well as D3 prior to and post-delivery is beneficial.
- Keep your posture in check prior to and post-delivery to avoid back discomfort.
- Be aware of your diet throughout pregnancy and beware of eating food that makes you gain a significant amount of weight, so it’s easier to gain weight and get back to the weight you were at after the birth.
- Doing postnatal exercises following delivery can help to build the back muscles in the core. Stretching for 10 minutes each day will help to improve the flexibility of your back and can also help to lose weight.
- Do not lift heavy weights following your delivery.
- If you are lifting your baby, ensure that you use the proper manner, and not put lots of stress upon your lower back. Make sure to bend your knees, but not your waist. Squat down, and then lift the baby using your legs if the baby is lying on the floor. Be careful not to carry your child on your back since it can cause the back discomfort.
- When you are breastfeeding your baby, ensure you keep a cushion for your back. Additionally, instead of leaning over for the baby, gently bring your baby close to your breast.
“Use local painkillers or oral painkillers to alleviate the discomfort that comes with pregnancy. Alternately, a cold and hot compresses may put on the lower back to provide pain relief. This should be paired with postnatal exercises to aid in early rehabilitation for the post-delivery patient. Postnatal exercises should incorporate both the pelvic bone and the core exercises. While doing this ensure that you consult your physician before taking the time to do these exercises. Utilizing a abdominal binder or belt will help support your back muscles.” The expert said.
Lower back pain isn’t going to go away in one or two days If it’s persists after all at-home remedies, you must visit a doctor. If the pain continues to worsen then it could require medical care. There may be a root cause behind the pain that persists and a medical professional can identify it quickly and suggest treatment before it becomes worse.
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