Question from Khalisi

Hi Lisa, I just found out that I'm pregnant and the doctor said to take it easy but I've been getting really bad back aches to the point where I can't move properly. Do you have any light exercise suggestions I do to relieve the pain?

Answer

Back pain so early on in your pregnancy definitely warrants a trip to the doctor! Pregnancy back pain is usually as a result of the growing strain on your abdomen, so shouldn’t be severe in such early stages. If your doctor rules out any unusual symptoms, here are a few great stretches: the angry cat stretch, where you arch and curl your back like a cat; wall squat with ball, where you secure an exercise ball between you and the wall and slowly roll it down the surface, squatting as you do so. A neck stretch is also important, where you sit on the floor with your legs straight, curling first your head down towards your chin, followed by the rest of your body.

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER!
BEAUTYSOUTHAFRICA – YOUR PRE-SHOP STOP FOR ALL THINGS BEAUTY

Beautysouthafrica.com is South Africa’s most comprehensive online beauty magazine and your pre-shop stop for product information and reviews. From the latest international make-up trends to the hottest new products on the market, we offer insights into the glamorous world of beauty.

© 2019 BeautySouthAfrica. All rights reserved