Monday, October 13, 2014
i just love getting these weekly updates on my pregnancy (emails). i tell ya what they hit the nose on the head every time! good to know i'm not losing it and that my body really is going through a lot. the part about still exercising...umm..yeah..i need to get on that. the aches and pains just keep me from getting up. blah! n e who..just wanted to share ;)
29 Weeks Pregnant: Your Body
If you’ve made it to this point without so much as a twinge, you’re a lucky, healthy lady! But for many that are 29 weeks pregnant, aches and pains may become, well, a real pain as your uterus grows and the joints of the pelvis loosen in prep for delivery. Back pain is especially common at this stage of pregnancy. Try not to stop exercising (it will keep you strong!) and be conscious of your posture -- slouching when you sit or stand can exacerbate back issues. Core strengthening exercises, which tone your abs and back -- tightening your entire midsection like a corset -- can also work minor miracles. Since many experts recommend avoiding exercises where you have to lie on your back at this point, talk to your doctor or another health care pro about what moves are appropriate for you to do.