It was a couple days after giving birth to my daughter and I was laying on the floor of my room not wanting to move.
I thought if I moved it could just get worse.
And there was no way I was going to be able to make it if it got worse.
I’d just bent down to put my squishy, oh so adorably sleepy newbie in the bassinet when my back screamed out in agony.
This wasn’t the first time.
Ever since I’d given birth my back was not a happy camper. I’d go from feeling okay to being barely able to move without some sort of twinge or shock of pain somewhere.
Luckily since then I’ve done a lot of research and I know my second postpartum experience will be incredibly different. I may still have some pain but I’ll now have better tools and strategies to deal with it.
Strategies like the ones I’m going to share with you today.
I knew I had to write this post when I found out that back pain impacts 60-70% of pregnant women and it can easily carry over into the early (and late) postpartum days.
That means there are a lot of ladies suffering right now – you included.
And in order to get the relief you’re looking for, we need to dive into why you might be getting back pain in the first place before we can talk about the solutions.
Because we don’t want to just treat the symptom, we want to alleviate the cause.
So let’s chat about what could be causing your back pain. There are 4 main issues at play.