Researchers from the UNICAMP School of Medicine in Sao Paulo completed a
randomized trial comparing effectiveness of Hatha yoga and postural
orientation. Both groups actively participated in their particular group
for 10 weeks.
Researchers from Taiwan have published a study in the February, 2013
issue of Pain Management Nursing. The study examined the effect of
acupressure on various types of pain.
Because pregnancy is often painful there are hundreds of strange
accessories designed to help alleviate some of the discomfort. It can be
difficult to decide which accessories are necessary and which are a
waste of money.
You’ve heard about the backaches you’ll get when you’re pregnant. You’ve heard about the foot pain, the headaches, the indigestion and the bloating.
If you’ve done your mommy-to-be research, you know that heat is bad for the fetus. You’ve been instructed to avoid hot tubs, saunas, steamy baths and anything else that might raise the temperature of your fetus.
The labor support person or team is elected to be the main caregiver, outside of doctors and nurses. The support role is important during the entire birthing process.
That curvy back that you've noticed lately is a normal part of
pregnancy. Pregnancy with singlets can cause postural or back curve
changes, but more babies means more weight so women pregnant with
multiples will likely notice changes earlier.
Every woman who has ever been pregnant understands pregnancy pains. Some women quickly realize that pregnancy pains last longer than they expected – some for years after childbirth.
For all pregnant women, back pain is to be expected. No matter your size, your background, or even your athletic ability, it is highly unlikely that you won’t experience some sort of back pain over the nine months of gestation.
If you’re pregnant, you’re probably experiencing numerous aches and pains even while reading this. The extra weight of your developing baby can put a lot of stress on your bones and joints, so aches are common.
In a perfect world, women would be able to relax during their pregnancy and only do what they feel is best for them and their baby. Unfortunately, most of us have to continue working through much of our pregnancy, which means long hours at the office.
Back pain during pregnancy is extremely common. In fact, one out of
every three pregnant women reports mild to disabling pain. Even before
your belly is large enough to affect posture, back pain might be
prevalent, which might confuse you about its cause.
Back pain is extremely common during pregnancy, but there are ways to prevent the worst of the pain. Here are 6 tips to keep that back pain under control during pregnancy.
With an ever-growing tummy and difficulty moving around, what is the best way to stay romantic and comfortable at the same time?
There are times during pregnancy when you are just plain uncomfortable. Working until the latter stages of pregnancy could increase this feeling exponentially, but there are a few things you can change about your workspace to increase your comfort level.
Many women wonder what they can expect during pregnancy. This is especially true of first-time mothers. Changes during pregnancy are physical and emotional.
Pregnancy spotting is common in pregnancy, but that does not make it any easier to accept. During different times in gestation, pregnancy spotting can occur and the cause will be dependent on several factors.
Pregnancy cramps can be a scary thing for a pregnant woman. The cramps may be light and barely noticeable or strong and painful. They can signal a problem in pregnancy or be no cause for concern at all.
Pain during pregnancy is often associated with complications or labor and can be a scary thing. However, not all pain during pregnancy signals a problem. Sometimes, women feel pain during pregnancy because of the many changes happening every day.
The pain associated with pregnancy changes can often be scary and confusing. What are the most common types of pains during pregnancy?
Physical changes during pregnancy are commonly associated with hormonal
changes. The body typically returns to normal a few months after baby
The pregnant woman has more fluid in her body than ever before and it probably feels like her feet will explode. Swelling of the face, hands, legs and feet are all common symptoms of pregnancy, but can cause also serious discomfort and even pain.
Acid escaping from the stomach into the esophagus is often to blame for heartburn and indigestion during pregnancy. Hormones relax the muscles that keep acids in their rightful place and when that relax begins, there is no stopping acids from slipping into the throat.
There will be plenty of aches and pains associated with pregnancy, but the legs and back are often the body parts hit the hardest. Increased fluid retention during pregnancy can lead to swelling in the lower half of the body, which may be painful and irritating.
Those same pregnancy hormones that make the muscles and ligaments more lax during the birthing process, will also play games with the intestinal organs. A mom-to-be may find she is either running to the bathroom every hour with diarrhea or unable to make a bowel movement pass, no matter how hard she tries.
Morning sickness is one of the most common symptoms of early pregnancy. And though the name suggests symptoms only occur in the morning, they can really happen at any time of day.
False labor can feel much like active labor, especially for a new mother. Braxton Hicks contractions can begin in the second trimester. These contractions are used to prepare the uterus for actual birth when the time comes.
It is normal for a pregnant woman to undergo many body changes, aches and pains during pregnancy. Most are associated with hormones, and the pain will stop when hormone levels return to normal.
Back labor is a type of labor in which the mother feels most if not all
of her contraction pain in her lower back.