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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. 

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