Back Pain

Posted June 27th, 2011 in Ume and Baby 2 Comments »

I don’t know if it’s because of my posture, or the result from having epidual, but I’ve been having this pain around my lower spine since around the time I had Hiro. It may be because of the way I sit – when he wakes up at night and doesn’t want to go back to sleep, I hold him and sit on a chair, then I kind of lean my body towards the side cushion on my left side every time. Or, it could be from carrying heavy Hiro too often? Or maybe all of them are causing me this back pain.

I used to have bad posture when I was in elementary school. I didn’t notice it, until my mum saw me walking to the stage to make a speech at a school event and told me “Ume, you walk like the Neanderthal!”. I was so shocked, and started to watch my posture since then. After awhile, I started to be said “wow Ume, you have such beautiful posture” from many people. But now, I think I stopped thinking about my posture while I walk or stand, and it’s bad again.

A masseuse who I had pregnancy massage from (post) is now my friend, and she also gave birth to a boy on March this year. Her son was supposed to be born on May, so he was (and still is) very small when he was born. He has no problem with his health now (just under weight) and we meet up sometimes to have a cup of coffee or to walk around the park with bubs.

The other day we sat at Pumpkin Cafe in Garden City to have a chat .  We both ordered a scone with clotted cream and jam.  Ummm, a combination of warm scone and these accompaniments tastes so good once in a while.  I had it with a glass of decaf latte.

I asked her about my back pain, and she said she’d check it for me at her house next time.  Unfortunately she won’t be able to give me a full massage anymore, but anything to ease this uncomfortable spine would help.


2 Comments on “Back Pain”

  1. 1 JamJam said at 7:42 am on June 27th, 2011:

    If you look on the net for “post-epidural back pain” you will find unfortunately thousands of women reporting this problem. Doctors seem skeptical but it’s a real phenomenon. If it was me I’d try acupuncture. I hope you feel better soon. It may be made worse by your awkward sitting while feeding, you could try leaving lots of cushions by your nursing chair so you can lean on something and keep your back straight. take care!

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 5:46 am on June 28th, 2011:


    Thanks, I will try putting cushions on the chair to make it more comfortable. 🙂

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