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Dealing with back pain in pregnancy

August 22, 2015

If you have been following my Piglet pregnancy updates over on Polka Dot Family you’ll have noticed that I have mentioned about my increasing back pain. Throughout pregnancy you are advised to keep to active, don’t change your usual routine etc. which I can understand why they say this. However if after being active you end up with back pain it is bound to put you off heading out and getting on with daily life.

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Over recent weeks I have found that after I’ve been on my feet for a while, whether it is out and about walking with the children or even just carrying out tasks around the house I suffer with back pain. Last weekend we went to Lakeside to get some baby bits for Piglet and even with regular stops for drinks (and of course the not-so occasional toilet break) my back was aching. Normally I’d reach in my handbag for a packet of paracetamol without thinking however being pregnant I’m far more aware of what chemicals I’m putting into my body so thankfully I’d remembered to pack some Deep Freeze pain relief cold patches in my handbag just in case.

A close up of a deviceA recent study from Deep Freeze revealed that 26 per cent of pregnant women exercise twice a week, with a further 16 per cent exercising once a week. However, of the 36 per cent of those who choose not to exercise, 20 per cent choose not to due to back pain.

With back pain affecting three out of four mums to be and the barrier of taking oral painkillers when pregnant being an issue, most mums to be just stop keeping active during pregnancy despite the health benefits. Thankfully, the Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patch offers initial, effective drug-free pain relief from muscular back pain during pregnancy*, just like an ice pack, and provides long-lasting cold analgesia to the site of pain. The adhesive patch is applied simply and easily, and can be worn without restricting movement or needing to be replaced frequently to maintain the cooling effect. Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patches are great news for muscular back pain during pregnancy.
*Always check new symptoms with your midwife

The great thing about Deep Freeze patches is that they are virtually unnoticeable under your clothes so I could simply pop one on and continue with what I was doing (nothing stops retail therapy, especially when it’s baby related). Lasting for up to 3 hours it works by providing cooling, soothing pain relief to the painful area and the coldness of the patch decreases the blood flow to the area and can help to minimise damage (especially great for sprains, strains and minor sports injuries).

Thanks to Deep Freeze I’ve managed to find a way to keep active and if needed a way to soothe my back pain in pregnancy without having to reach for medication.

Did you have back pain in pregnancy?
How did you manage your pain?

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Disclosure: I’m working with BritMums and Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patch, writing about pregnancy and muscular back pain. I was provided Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patch and have been compensated for my time. All editorial and opinions are my own. Click HERE for more information. 

  • Liz Weston aka August 24, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Ouch. Ouch and more ouch. Except that it’s not an ouch, is it? It’s more of an …….. OMG, again, and oh look it’s starting earlier today than yesterday. I spent so much time in the bath, rotating from one side to the other. That’s all I could do. It was surreal. I feel for you. At leat the freeze patches are freeing you up a bit. But please be careful to not overdo it whilst using them – I remember being high on meds post baby arrival and thinking I could do all my usual stuff. I soon learnt!!!! 😉 x

  • cass August 24, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Ooh I could have done with one of these when I was pregnant as I really suffered with my back x x

  • Mammasaurus August 24, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Ah back pain is the worst, I had with my later pregnancies and it really affected my quality of life. I couldn’t find anything to ease the pain – so I can imagine this would be super handy!

  • Emma August 24, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I had terrible back ache and really feel you.

  • Michelle Twin Mum August 24, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    I tended to use one of those wheat bags that you can microwave to warm to keep my aches and pains away in pregnancy, I hope this eases up for you. Mich x

  • Emma August 25, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Oh Sarah, it’s tough being pregnant and having older kids to look after isn’t it? I’m glad you’ve found something that helps.x

  • Katy Hill August 25, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Ah – any pain SUCKS. I was lucky enough to escape back pain – although I did get Symphis Pubis Dysfunction and Carpel Tunnel syndrome in both wrists and really bad indigestion, which meant I ended both pregnancies sleeping upright, with wrists and pelvis strapped. Mmm… sexy times! Eyes on the prize lovely x

  • Donna August 25, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Didn’t have back pain in pregnancy, but our dodgy mattress has been causing me hassle these last few weeks. Think it’s time for a new bed. Might look at buying this for relief in the meantime.

  • Mari August 28, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Thank God for Deep Freeze! How else could you continue with your important retail therapy?

    I’m so glad they worked for you, there’s nothing worse than being housebound during pregnancy.

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