How can I prevent low-back pain

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Low-back pain is caused by the weight of the growing baby.

What to do to prevent it:

  • Ask someone to rub or massage your back.
  • Ask your family for help with some of the heavy work.
  • Take care to stand and sit with your back straight.
  • Sleep on your side with a pillow or rolled up cloth between your knees.
  • Do the 'angry cat' exercise for a few minutes, 2 times each day, and whenever your back hurts: Start on hands and knees with back flat. Push the lower back up. Return to flat back. Repeat.
  • Felicitas Heyne, Psychologist
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