How to Ease Back Pain During Pregnancy

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When I was pregnant with my second child Archie I suffered terribly with back pain and it seemed to spread all over my body causing pelvic girdle pain as well as sciatica down my right leg. It was really difficult in the last weeks of my pregnancy and the days almost seemed to drag by because of the constant pain.

I really had no idea how to help myself then and only had some physiotherapy which helped a little but only for a few hours after having it.

A womans body goes through so much during pregnancy. There is a hormone called relaxin which help the ligaments and joints in the pelvic area to loosen and become more relaxed in the final weeks ready for delivery. This then effects the back and puts pressure on the pelvic area and in turn can make you really uncomfortable. Which is really not what you want during pregnancy when you need to be as calm and as relaxed as possible.

When I fell pregnant with our third baby, this time I wanted to be pro active and really try and help myself if I could before the pain started to become really bad. I am nearly 30 weeks pregnant and I am feeling so well. I do still have 10 weeks left so a lot can happen but so far everything is really good apart from a few back aches and niggles which is only normal.

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I do think that is down to some of the methods I have been trying this time around that I wasn’t aware of in my previous pregnancies. One of them has been using the Deep Freeze products which has helped me so much. They are really easy to use and offer instant relief.

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I have been using both the Deep Freeze patches and Deep Freeze gel and both work well. I think the patches are great as you can apply them to the affected area where you get the most pain and they work instantly by cooling the effected area just as ice would. It works for up to 3 hours and are easy to apply. I like to keep one handy in my handbag in case I really need to use one. They are really small and well packaged so very easy to take along with you.

The gel works almost in the same way except you have to rub it on. The gel can be used 3-4 times a day and works in the same way as the patches as it cools the effected area offering instant pain relief.

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I especially like using Deep Freeze because it is applied externally meaning I don’t have to take any medicine for the pain and this suits me really well as I like to avoid taking any medication during my pregnancies.

I am so glad to have found something to help the back pain that I sometimes get. It is so nice to have a Deep Freeze on hand when I am out and about or at home. It certainly makes me worry less because I know I have something for those times when I need instant relief.

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  1. Liz
    October 5, 2017 / 12:57 am

    I understand your pain, literally! During my last pregnancy, my back pain was so excruciating my knees buckled. I wasn’t lucky enough to know about deep freeze but I am grateful for prenatal massage and maternity belts.

  2. October 8, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    I suffered with sciatica in pregnancies too, it was awful. I wish I’d known about these tips!

  3. October 11, 2017 / 10:17 am

    I suffered with SOD and so can totally sympathise. I tried everything apart from cold therapy so I will have to bear that in mind!

    • Tanita
      October 12, 2017 / 12:33 pm

      Yes it actually works really well! xx

  4. October 17, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    I had back pain lots in my last pregnancy and my poor partner had to spend a lot of time massaging me. At least it was bonding!

  5. Emma
    October 17, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    Ah I remember how much my back hurt by my 3rd pregnancy! I hope the next 10 weeks fly by for you and your pain is kept at bay x

  6. Amy - All about a Mummy
    October 17, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    My back and pelvic girdle was shocking during both pregnancies and has left me with chronic sciatica in my left leg. So frustrating. Must give this a try.

  7. October 18, 2017 / 8:46 am

    I’ve been loving Deep Freeze products too, they really give that quick relief you need! Fab review x

  8. October 18, 2017 / 11:19 am

    I used these during my second pregnancy and they really were great! (Ps love lovee that next sleepsuit!) x

  9. October 18, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    Im pretty sure these are going to be a life saver for me in weeks to come! I suffered awful back pain with my second and I’m literally dreading it this time around! x

  10. October 18, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    So good to know there are products out there that do work.

  11. Gwyneth Clover
    March 13, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    Hello Tanita

    The orthopedic pillows for the back are highly recommended by doctors and specialists during pregnancy. In most cases pregnant women have reported having a significant reduction in back and neck pain, in some cases even, these pains disappeared completely, allowing them to sleep and rest comfortably at any time of the day, which makes pregnancy much easier.

    Best wishes

  12. March 14, 2018 / 6:29 am

    Hello Tanita, back pain is very burst situation during periods, pregnancy and after delivery. All the points have now cleared for me after reading your blog. I really like your blog. Thanks for sharing your informative blog with us.

  13. March 17, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    My wife’s back pain was pretty bad during her last pregnancy. On the advice from her OB she recommended a TENS machine to help block the pain. It did offer her some relief.

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