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Thursday, October 30th 2008, 5:28pm

Hot water bottle or not?

evening ladies

I have a bit of back ache ... are hot water bottles ok to use??


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Thursday, October 30th 2008, 6:17pm

Hi hun

My understanding is that they are ok to use on your back.

Other useful hints that I've found for backache are:

• Be careful about your posture. Try not to let your abdomen tip too far forward. You can correct this by tilting your pelvis forward instead (as if you were pressing your lower back into a wall). Open out your shoulders so that they are not pressed together and lift your rib cage
• Be careful when lifting - squat down to pick up anything heavy; never bend forward from the waist. Better still, get someone else to do it
• Wear flattish comfortable shoes, not high heels
• Put a cushion behind your lower back when you are sitting
• Put something hot (like a hot water bottle) or cold (like a bag of frozen peas) against your lower back
• Get someone to give you a back massage
• Sleep on a firm mattress
• Talk to your midwife about using a special maternity girdle if the problem is severe. She can supply one and show you how to use it
• See an osteopath or chiropractor
• If your backache is due to the position your baby is in, try kneeling down on all fours. This moves the weight of the baby off your back and can give fast relief


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Thursday, October 30th 2008, 10:07pm

i think they are ok, my acupuncturist recommended a hot water bottle on the lower back for 20 mins a day - helps with kidney energy apparently!!

36 yrs
1 yr clomid
ICSI July 06 - BFP, m/c 5 weeks
FET March 07 - BFN
ICSI July 07 - BFN
IVF Nov 07 - BFP, m/c 5 weeks
ICSI April 08 - BFP, m/c 5 weeks
ICSI Sept 08 with steroids - BFP, saw heartbeat at 5 weeks!