I have been having low
back pain since I've been pregnant. Why?
You are not alone. Studies estimate that
over 50% of women experience low back pain during their
pregnancy. This pain is primarily due to the increase in
body weight that naturally occurs while carrying a child,
particularly in the abdominal (stomach)
This extra weight puts stress on the
body, especially the low back. Gravity pulls this weight
downward, causing an exaggeration of the lordosis curve in the
lumbar area (low back curve).
Hip positioning is also changed.
(The stomach tends to shift
downward and forward, and the buttocks shift backward and
upward.) Even slight changes in
these things can put a major strain on your low back, and
can leave you miserable.
Also, during pregnancy, the hips begin to
expand and the connective tissues soften to accommodate the
expansion of the birth canal. This "loosening" of the hips
can contribute dramatically to low back pain.
The good news is that back pain during
pregnancy can be reduced.
Will the Mom-Ez (tm)
maternity back support help me and how does it work?
Yes, in several ways...
1. By gently lifting the abdomen,
pressure can be relieved from the low back area.
2. By providing compression and support
to the lumbar (low back) region, pain can be reduced and
pregnant life can be more comfortable.
This compression also creates warmth and
increased blood flow to the low back, thus encouraging
flexible muscles and therapeutic healing.
3. By providing support and compression
to the hips, the garment helps to stabilize the weakened hip
area and reduce pain.
4. By helping with proper posture, the
Mom-Ez (tm) maternity back support relieves stress to the
body by encouraging proper body positioning (a forward
pelvic tilt and more erect posture) and movements (lifting,
Mom-EZ (tm) back supports help relieve
pain by gently lifting the abdomen and providing support and
compression to the hips and low back.