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Nutrition

I’m Pregnant And My Back Hurts?

Back pain during pregnancy is a very common problem. Three out of four women experience some degree of back pain during pregnancy.

For some women, symptoms may begin before they are showing and last throughout pregnancy. The cause of back pain during pregnancy is related to many factors: change in body posture, hormones that cause the relaxation of connective tissue in the body, poor body mechanics and muscle fatigue. The actual incidence of a pinched nerve during pregnancy is very rare.

So, how do you relieve and manage back pain during pregnancy?

Regular aerobic exercise and general conditioning exercise, such as walking, swimming, and bicycling, are the best methods. These types of exercises increase muscle tone and strength, improve endurance and decrease fatigue. Swimming and water aerobics are also excellent exercises for pregnant women. Frequent position changes, including stretching throughout the day, sleeping on your side with a pillow between your legs, and using proper posture and body mechanics are also important in maintaining a healthy back. Care should be taken to use the larger muscles of the legs and arms in moving objects to prevent muscle strain. You may strengthen your leg muscles by doing lunges and squats.

If you experience back pain, you may apply moist heat and/or cold packs as needed to decrease pain. You can wear a pregnancy support or SI (sacroiliac) belt to decrease pain and improve posture. Medications, including over-the-counter ones, should be taken only under the direction of your physician or health professional.

If you have persistent back pain, which interferes with your overall function, talk to your GP urgently.

One of the best methods in restoring function and self-sufficiency in persons with disabilities and pain is utilising Neuroskeletal Therapy, which is safe and gentle during pregnancy.

Remember that most women who experience back pain during pregnancy do not have symptoms after delivery. Back strengthening exercises done throughout pregnancy will help you during labor and delivery and while caring for your growing infant after delivery.

Terry O’Brien

Back Trouble UK…

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Health Facts

Infertility & Herbs – Have You Been Told You Can’t Get Pregnant Naturally After 40?

You’ve been enjoying life and are now ready to settle down and start your family. You never expected to have any problems conceiving and are finding what should be an easy enjoyable process, very difficult. You visit doctors in hope for a solution only to be bombarded with expensive and evasive procedures.

If you’re over 40 or have tried to get pregnant for more than a year, don’t let anyone tell you it is ‘hopeless’ or ‘your chances of getting pregnant are slim’. Always keep in mind, if you treat your body with respect and nourishment, your body reacts in miraculous and wonderful ways.

Visiting a Nutritionist is a great way to find what your body is lacking. We all know that eating healthy “live” foods, exercising, and staying at peace within yourself is very important for a healthy balance. Reducing emotional stress and increasing happiness also reflects on how your body naturally reacts.

In Eastern Civilizations herbs for infertility have been used for centuries long before modern day western treatments were invented. They can prepare your reproductive system for the task of having a healthy pregnancy and baby. Many modern doctors and specialist disregard the power of herbs. Why you ask? They do not get paid to prescribe them and we all are well aware, pharmaceuticals are a muliti-billion dollar industry!

Including herbs into your daily diet will provide your reproductive organs with essentials and help increase your chances to reproduce successfully. Dong Quai is a herb traditionally valued as a very effective fertility promoter. Raspberry Leaf, Chasteberry (Vitex), Ladies Mantle and Red Clover Blossom amongst many others also have special effects on male and female fertility issues.

There is no time like the present to take control of nurturing your body and stimulating your reproductive organs. You do have the power to make a difference and their are plenty of natural Herbs For Infertility that can help.…