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How's your back? It's possible that your back might be feeling a little achy. Again, you can attribute this partially to your hormones. By 26 weeks, your pregnancy hormones are loosening up your joints and ligaments. Your changing center of gravity is also to blame.
Here are some tips to help your aching back …
- Try taking a warm bath
- Apply a cool compress
- Schedule a massage with a therapist trained in prenatal techniques
- Sleep with a pregnancy pillow to support your back and abdomen
- Pay attention to your posture – this will help reduce any strain on your back.
- Invest in a pregnancy support tank or belt–there are several affordable options on the market now and they can make a huge difference.
Remember, if you experience any severe pain or numbness in your body, be sure to call your healthcare provider.
Have you picked a name? Picking a name can be quite a challenge, especially if you and your partner have different ideas of the perfect name. If you need inspiration, revisit some of your favorite movies and books or find out your grandparents' middle names. Just one thing that's important to keep in mind: initials. Peter Owen O'Connell is a great name, but the initials POO could be troublesome when he reaches elementary school.
Are you eating well? You need about 300 extra calories now. Make them count!