Water aerobics good for pregnancy back pain

Filed under: Your Pregnancy

During my first pregnancy, I quickly realized (thanks to my new large and painful set of breasts) that running was out for me. Instead, I took up swimming at the local YMCA to keep in shape. Turns out that I might have been helping myself ease back and pelvic pain.

A study of 390 pregnant woman showed that water aerobics can help ease low back pain during pregnancy.

According to the study, healthy women that did water aerobics once a week said they had less back pain and missed less work due to the lower back pain compared with women that exercised on land.

Personally, I found that floating around in the water made me feel much better during pregnancy; it helped ease all that extra weight I was carrying.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.