I used to have a bad back and dreaed being pregnant because I thought my back would get worse. Funnily enough, I think those hormones that relax everything in prep for the birth really helped me. But if you're suffering now, you really don't want to be dreading getting bigger.
Some pilates would probably help, but you need to ask someone who knows what you can and can't do when you're pregnant. Pilates is great because it's about small movements and strengthening from the inside rather than working your muscles up through heavy weights etc.
My pilates teacher has had a child herself. I'll ask her when I go to my session at the weekend - she gives me small exercises to do, but they might be specific to my own condition.
Hope the pain's eased off! I used to find relaxing the muscles with a hot water bottle or a long bath were the best solutions.
Posted: 30/12/2005 at 15:41