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  1. Sharon

    This would have helped me greatly should it be available then. I didn’t take care of my back during my first pregnancy and after delivery. Being a new mom then, I was ignorant of how it will affect my days forward. During my second pregnancy, I had to be on bed rest most of the time. Now, I suffer chronic back pain. I am sure your article will help new moms and dads aware and prevent having back pain.
    Great article!

    • Hello Sharon,
      I think a lot of new moms and dads are not aware of the amount of pressure an infant can put on the spine, especially as that infant grows bigger. I hope this post can help new parents become more aware of the kind of things they can do to avoid back pain. Thanks for checking in.

  2. Very informative post, Thabo, I’ve heard of that old saying a lot over the years. We will never know if it’s true or not. It does help to know about back pain for women because if it’s your wife you do not want her to hurt. Especially when it comes to being pregnant we should help out any way we can to ease their pain. If we think about it packing an extra 20 to 30 pounds every day can be put a strain on our whole body. Me being in construction most my life I know how easy it is to hurt the back just one twist the wrong way while lifting can put you down for a long time. It is important to know how to lift and carry any weight.

    • Hi Fred,
      I think you have arrived at the central problem when it comes to back pain for new moms. Indeed carrying an extra 20 to 30 pounds every day can put a strain on our whole body. I hope these tips can help new moms and dads avoid back pain. Thanks for checking in.

  3. This post brings back good memories of when my kids were babies. I am long past the stage of having little ones around. Mine are both teenagers now. Definitely have the snuggly/front carrier was a huge help and also let me keep my baby close and have my hands free to complete other tasks too. So many things that you just don’t realize will affect your back, it is good to be mindful of this and keep both mom and baby happy. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hello Tara,

      You’re welcome. Thank you for sharing your experiences and helping all of us be more informed about the use of the front carrier enabling a parent to attend to a baby’s needs while still having hands free to do other things. The Ergobaby Omni 360 is especially helpful in that regard.

  4. Very good tips to help prevent back pain. I can understand better now why this is a concern for new moms. And I have seen new moms with back pains – upper and lower. Now, I know why and how it happened. I will be able to better advice my friends and family who are about to become new moms. Better still, I will forward this article to them.

    I enjoyed the videos. They really help to make understanding this topic more interesting. And the video of Chris and Lindsay was truly funny. hee hee The video helped to make things a little lighter on a heavy topic like this.

    Thanks so much for sharing this.

    • Hello Tim
      I am so glad you found the post useful and thanks for willing to share it with others. The less pain in the world the better. I really enjoyed the video of Chris and Lindsay also. I agree with you that the humor helped in discucssing such a heavy topic.

  5. This is an awesome post for back pain for new mom’s, we never realize just how much back pain new mom’s go through for their children.

    I find this post very helpful there are products which will ease the back pain for these mom’s.
    Jeff

    • Hi Jeff,

      Thanks for the kind words. This was one of those cases when the reader decided my topic. It was actually a woman who brought to my attention that there are new moms who are experiencing back pain and could use tips on how to manage it. I was glad to offer whatever helpful information I could. Thanks for checking in.

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