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Jul 29, 2008
Those that experience back pain during the earlier part of their pregnancy can take heart as it will usually dissipate during the twentieth week or thereabouts. Ask your doctor to teach you stretches that focuses on potential arthritis trouble spots, such as the knees or the lower back

Stretch marks occurring during pregnancy or puberty in the buttocks and the thighs may be signs of fat deposits, and for some women the stretch marks can become areas for cellulite. Stretch marks may be permanent, on most women, however they fade with time. Stretch your hamstrings by leaning against something for support while standing and bend one leg up, holding your thigh and straightening the leg. While sitting, bend your chest down to your thighs to stretch the muscles and unload the joints at the base of the spine.

Stretching is recommended as a good exercise for the relief of back pain during first trimester period. Some of the stretching exercises are back stretch hamstring stretch, breast-line and the wall attitude stretch. Stretching exercises and yoga can relieve the bulging disc condition. Individuals with chronic back pain due to bulging disc or herniated disc found relief with simple stretching exercises.

Exercising early in pregnancy facilitates the growth and development of the placenta and the transfer of oxygen is more efficient. Babies also tend to cope better with the rigors of labor and exercising mums are more likely to report ? easy-keeper? babies (hopefully translating into more sleep and more energy to enjoy the new addition to the family). Exercising is the sure remedy for a pregnant woman. Simple walking is the best exercise.[ Exercise - which is just another word for moving - is essential. Your chiropractor will recommend stretches and exercises to complement your treatment, but good health requires a permanent commitment to making your body move.

Exercise will only make things much worse. Be careful doing housework, and be careful walking in stairs. Exercising will make you feel better during your pregnancy. Exercise has the potential to strengthen the back, increase aerobic capacity, improve overall fitness, reduce stress, and help shed excess pounds that put more pressure on the back. By increasing strength and flexibility of back muscles, weight is better distributed, and less force is placed on the spine.

Exercise classes are led by qualified instructors and have many advantages. First, exercise technique is emphasized and adaptations based on anyone's needs are easily arranged. Avoid exercising in hot weather, and after the first trimester avoid doing exercises while lying on your back. Refrain from long spells of kitchen work . Avoid/limit the omega-6 fats of vegetable oils like corn oil, safflower oil, soybean oil, cotton seed oil as they cause inflammation. It is essential to eat plenty of protein and restrict carbohydrates, inorder to avoid inflammation.

Avoid the obvious dangers like chemicals, cigarettes, alcohol, and illicit drugs. And last but not least, keep up with your prenatal appointments, the only way to make that the precious life growing inside of you is doing well is to get regular checkups. Avoid wearing tights and stockings like the plague. Avoiding caffeine at least three hours before bedtime can help expectant moms sleep better. Sleep is getting more precious. Sleep heals both the mind and the body, but at least three of every four people have trouble getting enough sleep a few nights a week. Recent studies show more people are sleeping less than six hours

Morning sickness doesn?t always occur in the morning; it can happen at any time of the day. Many women never experience morning sickness in the morning at all. Morning sickness usually occurs only in the first trimester. While the phenomenon remains a medical mystery, it is believed to be caused by rising hormone levels.

With increasing weight, increase pressure is place on the back bone. And it becomes a little more difficult for the back bone to cope. With the average woman gaining around two and a half stone in weight by the end of her pregnancy, the extra pressure on your knee and hip joints can harm your posture and sense of balance. If this is starting to sound all too familiar, it could be time to try Mother steps,a clever instep for your shoe that is designed to gently adjust the foot and ankle structure.

Herbalists uses ginger to reduce inflammation and the pain associated with it, including those with low back pain. They typically suggest 1.5 to 3 ml of ginger tincture three times per day, or 2 to 4 grams of the dried root powder two to three times per day. Herbal supplements compliment a woman's life at each and every stage of life like a true friend. Herbs must be taken with proper prescription from a knowledgeable practitioner of herbal medications.

Proper nutrition is important for your general health, but is also crucial to maintain a healthy back and spine. Bear in mind that the food you eat becomes part of you.

You should not rely on this information as a substitute for personal medical attention, diagnosis or hands-on treatment.
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This concludes Part 2 of our 3 part series on "How To Deal With Back Pain". For more fantastic information on how to deal with back pain, please go to: How To Deal With Back Pain
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