For over 48% of all pregnant women, back pain is the norm. Some research suggests that in even up to 90% of all pregnancies, this is the case. So, you are not alone.
One of the first things you notice as your pregnancy develops is your changing posture. The growing weight of your baby all carried at your front contribute to increased spinal curves and stresses in the back. In addition, pregnancy hormones add to the problem of back pain and pelvic pain.
Is this pregnancy the first time you have ever experienced aches and pains in the
Is the back pain you may have suffered from intermittently pre-pregnancy become worse or changed a little now that you are pregnant?
Are you having troubles walking, rolling over in bed or climbing stairs pain free?
All of this is normal and very common in pregnancy. There are, however, steps you can take to manage your back pain and enjoy your pregnancy more, back pain free.
There is a growing body of research supporting effective strategies for managing your back pain. These include:
Yes, evidence suggests that one of, or a combination of the above strategies will decrease your pregnancy back pain.
No, this is rarely the case. Research concludes that effective management to stabilise and support the spine in pregnancy and beyond results in a good postnatal prognosis. This means that nearly all pregnancy back pain will resolve within a year, and most within 6 months. Rarely, some pain will continue for up to 2 years, but these were women that suffered from multiple and complicated back and pelvic joint pain during pregnancy.
Our postnatal Pilates and core stability classes will target mobility and strengthening of the spine and pelvis in your post-pregnancy body. This will assist you in reducing any of your ongoing back pain and return your spine to a pre-pregnancy alignment.
Health fund rebates are available on our initial assessments, private lessons and all group Beginners Pilates classes, Intermediate and Advanced Pilates classes, Post-natal Mums and Bubs Pilates classes and pregnancy Pilates from the majority of health insurance providers.