11 Natural Pregnancy Back Pain Remedies

Pregnancy back pain is actually a good sign. It means your baby is growing. It typically occurs when your uterus, which normally resides in the pelvis suddenly moves to the abdomen.

The pain may only affect the lower back or may spread to the butt, thighs, and legs, leading to sciatica symptoms. The pain can get worse with activity and interrupt sleep.

If you’re like me, and your back seems to have taken on a gravitational pull of its own now that you’re pregnant, read on for tips for back pain relief. 

Regular exercise helps alleviate stress on the spine. Walking, swimming, and stationary bikes are highly recommended. Swimming is especially helpful because it takes pressure off the spine.

1. Exercise

Apply a cold compress for up two twenty minutes several times a day for acute back pain. After a few days, start adding heat afterwards to help with circulation and any lingering aches.

2. Heat and cold

Focus on your posture. Slouching can strain your spine.

3. Work on your posture

This technique from Eastern medicine uses very fine needles on specific pressure points to relieve back pain.

4. Acupuncture

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