September 08, 2008

Oh My Aching Back

This last pregnancy really did a number on me. The first time? Cake. No aches or pains. I breezed through 9 months with virtually no complaints. Then the second time it was a teensy bit rough towards the end, mainly because of my pelvis issue. This time? Man, I feel like I was run over by a truck. I'm 9 weeks postpartum and everything hurts! I've even been going to physical therapy sessions. The worst part of it all is that I can't get started on my weight-loss program because it hurts to do anything more than walk -- and I can't even do that for long periods of time.

Today I tried a yoga class. It was called "Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back." The class was good, but it was pretty much me and a bunch of senior citizens named "Mort" and "Millicent" (I'm not kidding). I'm hoping the aches and pains will subside in the next several weeks, but until then, I'm a wreck!!
The funny thing is that the physical therapist strongly advises against any sudden movement, or deep bending or heavy lifting. Umm, hello? I have THREE KIDS.
Wish me luck.


3XMom said...

I am so with you. My first 2 pregnancies were ok. My third was a KILLER. Sadly, my back has only mostly recovered (my ds is 2!) does help. My ob said its that your back does most of the work because you have little/no stomach muscles left after 3 pregnancies. Oh joy.

Mekhismom said...

Good luck. I am hoping to add an addition to my family and hope that I don't have any problems. The first time was very rough!

Justice Jonesie said...

I am right there with you. Each time my issues got worse. As for yoga, I LOVE and think it can help anything so I'm biased. Be careful though, some people do get very injured while doing yoga. Make sure you have a certified yoga instructor teaching the session.

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