Category Archives: How to Overcome Back Pain While Pregnant

Step 12 of 12 Essentials for Natural Childbirth: “Kitchen Sink” Pelvic Rock

The “Kitchen Sink” can be anything of the right height: a chair back at the office, the desktop in the schoolroom, a window ledge, bathroom sink, countertop, cupboard, dresser, etc.

This exercise can be done each time you go to the sink (or to the chair, at your desk, kitchen counter, etc.). Through frequent practice, you will maintain good posture, give yourself quick relief from pelvic pressure, and you will improve circulation to the lower part of your body.

Step 11 of 12 Essentials for Natural Childbirth: Standing Pelvic Rock

Standing pelvic rock will improve your posture. Even if you already have great posture, you will need to strengthen your muscles to maintain good posture during a pregnancy. Bad posture will give you a backache. So if you have one, use your pelvic rocks! This exercise will not only prevent backaches, it will also ease an aching back.

If your back is kept straight, it will not ache from the weight of the baby tugging on the muscles and ligaments that connect the uterus to your back.

Standing Pelvic Rock

Step 3 of 12 Essentials for Natural Childbirth: Pelvic Rock for the Rest of your Life

This exercise could be the most important addition to your well being that you have ever learned! It is important to you now during your pregnancy and your birth, but it is just as important for the rest of your life.

Your uterus becomes heavier and heavier with pregnancy, and standing upright causes it to push lower and more tightly into your pelvis. The pressure and the weight cause you to “give in” to the uterus, letting it fall forward and sway your back. Backache and pressure pains are the result.

Backache of Pregnancy

Is a Backache a natural part of Pregnancy?

Not if you know how to Pelvic Rock and will do it regularly!

You need to understand your own anatomy. Your uterus is attached by ligaments to the inner side of your back, low on your spine. As your uterus grows and becomes heavier with your baby, it stretches and pulls on those ligaments that hold it in place. You allow it to hang forward which causes more stretching and now the muscles become involved and are not used to this activity. Everything begins to hurt! It is called ”backache of pregnancy”. Since we know what causes it, let’s prevent it and correct it!