How to deal with lower back pain in early pregnancy
ne of the most common problems women face during pregnancy is pain in their lower back. This is especially prevalent in the early stages of pregnancy, but fortunately, there are many different ways to deal with this problem.
All sorts of activities can help you feel better in this case, but you can turn that into a unique and even more relaxing experience by lighting a Bump candle to help you relax.
So, what can you do exactly? Well, here are a few suggestions that won’t take up a lot of your time but can make you feel a whole lot better and a perfect opportunity to light your aromatherapy candle.
Take a hot bath
A nice hot bath can do wonders for your back, and you can set this up quite easily at home, especially if you ask your partner to help you out with the preparations. Just imagine, a nice, warm, bubbly bath and a scented candle helping you relax even more.
It’s good to pay attention to the ingredients i.e. the essential oils used in the candle so that you always get the most of your experience. Things like lavender and petitgrain are excellent for relaxation.
Try our relaxing bath & shower gel which contains calming essential oils to sooth the body during pregnancy.
Do prenatal yoga
Prenatal yoga is popular among women whose body is aching during pregnancy. Simply, it’s exceptionally effective at relieving any sort of pain and prepares your whole body for the moment of birth. Not only is it good for the lower back, but for muscles and joints, as well.
The benefits of this type of exercise are quite numerous, so not only will you feel less pain, but you will also sleep better.
And if you light up your aromatherapy candle the whole experience will be even better. Something like a candle with essential oils of rose, neroli or ylang-ylang can help you a whole lot with rhythmic breathing, so they complement prenatal yoga perfectly. Try it out, and you will definitely feel better!
Treat yourself to a prenatal massage
Specialised prenatal massage is an excellent solution when the pain in your lower back becomes acute, but do consult your doctor before you take it up, just so that you’re sure your body can handle it.
The benefits of this type of massage are not just physical but also psychological because apart from helping with your lower back, prenatal massage can also help with depression and anxiety. If you have problems with that, an aromatherapy candle with vanilla essential oil will go along with the whole session perfectly. Other than that, consider the aforementioned ylang-ylang and neroli, too.
Just make sure the therapist handling you is a certified prenatal therapist. And once again, get approval from your doctor.
Would you be interested in acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a great way to help pregnant women deal with a variety of problems. It has actually been scientifically proven that acupuncture helps pregnant women with their lower back pain, but it can also alleviate migraines and morning sickness.
Lemon essential oil is excellent for dealing with the latter problem, and jasmine can help you gather energy for the rest of the day. And since you’re required to lie down for a while while the acupuncture sessions last, you will have the perfect opportunity to enjoy the scent of your choice.
Just remember that this is an East Asian technique and medical philosophy, so make sure you find an expert in the field who has already helped pregnant women. Sally Oliver Acupuncture is a graduate of the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading where she studied both Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Five Element Style of Acupuncture
Meditation is something you can easily do in the comfort of your own home, without any need for paying someone else to guide you through it. Simply find a quiet corner of the house and focus on breathing deeply. You can also turn on some relaxing music to help you relax better.
This can help you endure the pain more easily, which is something anyone with lower back problems will greatly appreciate, but it can also help you bring your blood pressure down in the process. Neroli, ylang-ylang, vanilla, and even frankincense are all great essential oils to have in your aromatherapy candle for this particular purpose.
Try some exercises
There are some exercises you can try doing, and these are primarily some forms of stretching that can help relieve the pain. For example, you can sit upright and try rotating your torso a bit, or you can try tilting your pelvis while leaning your back on a fitness ball.
As you can see, these are not very demanding exercises, but they can certainly help, just remember to take all of this in moderation. Candles with jasmine essential oil are excellent if you need that extra boost of energy, but citrus essential oils, such as mandarin, for example, can be equally uplifting.
Choose the candle that’s right for you
In conclusion, there are quite a few things you can do if you’re a future mother who is having trouble with her lower back. From meditation to prenatal yoga, a variety of activities and exercises can help you deal with the pain.
On top of that, there’s also a perfect aromatherapy candle for every occasion, and lighting one of these is sure to make you feel better and expedite dealing with the pain. Cradle & Tonic products are absolutely perfect for that, the bump candle is formulated to support aches and pains and help relaxation during pregnancy.