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Friday, 7 August 2015

Back pain & pregnancy with Deep Freeze

As a busy mum of an almost three year old with number two on the way,the exercise I tend to do the most is walking. Wether it's walking to local shops or to the children's centre it's something I enjoy especially with James. When I was younger I did use a gym and swim but a knee injury in my early twenties slowed me down and walking became something to do to strengthen my leg back up.

As we are trying to get James used to not taking out his pushchair as much in preparation for his little brother arriving, a nice walk as a family is brilliant. Before we moved into our house we were staying with my parents, who live on the Northumberland Coast. There was nothing better than slipping a pair of reins onto James and taking him down to the harbour to see the boats and ducks or up to the park at the top of their road to burn off some of his excess energy before bed time.

After a day out in Newcastle with only one brief sit down to eat a sandwich, oh dear my poor back was in agony. I spent most of the evening and most of the next day resting on the sofa. I even had to resort to lying on our bed after a deep soak in the bath. Lucky it was a Sunday and Andy was at home to take over the majority of care for James, who at almost three turns everything into a battle, especially getting dressed, having his bum changed and of course the dreaded bedtime.

I was sent a pack with Deep Freeze patches to see if they would help the pain I was suffering. I knew I had a busy day coming up with James starting with a trip to the children's centre and then into town to pick up a few baby bits & spend some time with my parents. I decided to see if the patches would help with any pain I was in after. 

When we got in I had twinges in my back but had a few tasks to do before I could sit down, by the time I had put washing on, unpacked baby shopping and unpacked my new pregnancy pillow my back was in agony. I popped on a deep freeze patch and the relief it gave me was a joy! I seriously could have kissed the patch! I was able to sit down and chill out without having to wriggle on sofa trying to get comfy. I was also able to cook dinner without needing to get a chair out.

I have used the deep heat cream and patches in the past but never the deep freeze till now! These are something I'm definitely going to keep in the house for the rest of my pregnancy and after! I absolutely love the re sealable package the patches come in. It means I can pop them in my bag without worrying the box is going to get damaged.

**Disclaimer**
I'm working with BritMums and Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patch, writing about pregnancy and muscular back pain. I was provided Deep Freeze Pain Relief Cold Patch and have been compensated for my time. All editorial and opinions are my own. Visit http://deepfreeze.co.uk/your-pain/muscular-back-pain-in-pregnancy/ for more information.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, I can really tell how much relief the patches gave you, I'm so pleased that you can now do 'normal' things like cooking dinner again. Happy pregnancy!

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    1. These are brilliant! Have used a few times since this post and will be buying more at the weekend! Was able to sit outside all Saturday evening thanks to these on a quite uncomfortable chair

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  2. Thank you for sharing your experience. I spent most of my third trimester while carrying my second child with excruciating back pain. Thankfully, I was able to seek chiropractic treatment while pregnant, which worked wonders in reducing flare ups and keeping me relatively pain free until delivery. I'm sure other expecting moms will be grateful to hear your experience, too.

    Agnes Lawson @ Pain Relief Experts

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  3. I was never a big fan of the local chiropractor, in fact I had all of these reasons to not go based on my own stupid beliefs. I decided after dealing with neck pain too long to go in for a consultation. With one twist and bend, the pain disappeared like magic. It lasted for months too, not like I thought that it would be only a few days.

    Jacqueline Hodges @ Dr Koziol

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