Let’s talk about Sciatic pain / Leg Pain and Pregnancy.
What does Sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy feel like? Usually it feels like a tingling, shooting pain that starts in your tushie and shoots down the leg. It may be on one side or both. If it’s severe, you’ll have difficulty turning over in bed, walking, and standing.
I had sciatic pain badly during my pregnancy with Eva. It felt like I was paralyzed at night and would break in half if I tried to turn over. When I google this, most of the websites say to lie on the side that doesn’t have the pain. How is that supposed to actually help the pain decrease though? You may get temporary relief when you’re actually lying down but that is even questionable. In fact, a study from New England Journal of Medicine (February 11, 1999) found that rest offered no benefit. That gentle movement (ummmm . . .YOGA!) was better.
Luckily, Vivian who is a specialist in pregnancy chiropractic from Amazing Births and Beyond kept me walking during my pregnancy with Eva. Another fantastic Pregnancy Chiropractor is Dr. Carly Tokar in Plantation at Tokar Family Chiropractic. She also gives a Yogafairy discount if you’re a Yogafairy mama!
And of course I did Yoga . . . yep, Yoga. Doing Fire Log even once a day will help Sciatic Nerve pain during your pregnancy. We have several poses in Yoga class that address sciatic pain during pregnancy. I hear consistent feedback from students that the yoga poses help decrease their sciatic pain during pregnancy. So, yay – go Yoga is what I say. If you want to read more about it, one of the few articles that I found helpful is at Pregnancy.org – Sciatic Nerve Pain during Pregnancy.”