When you are pregnant, it is likely going to take you some time for you to adjust to your growing abdomen. You will notice that you can't get around quite like you used to, and you will likely need to get used to having this added weight in front of your body. While your body will make a lot of the needed adjustments naturally, there are still things that you can do to help relieve pain and/or stress and give your abdomen the support that it needs, and your back the relief that it needs.
One piece of medical equipment that can be quite helpful is a prenatal cradle. A prenatal cradle is essentially a cradle that is going to go around your growing abdomen and up around your shoulders. This is going to take some of the stress off of your lower back, and can help to protect your abdomen, and your body overall, when you are doing certain things. This article is going to discuss 2 activities where it can be helpful to wear a prenatal cradle.
When you are exercising, you are putting even more strain on your pregnant body because you are moving it into different positions and moving it in different ways than you normally would. Because of this, it can be incredibly beneficial to give your abdomen even more support than you normally would. This is going to help you to feel less strain on your back when you are lifting weights, running, etc.. It can also help to create a layer of protection between your abdomen and whatever equipment you are using to workout. This is going to help you get an even more effective workout in and feel good while doing so.
While you may not initially think of household chores as being quite straining on your pregnant body, they most definitely are. Things like vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, and scrubbing surfaces are going to require you to move your body in a variety of different positions. If you are wearing your prenatal cradle while you are performing these activities, you are likely going to be able to do them much easier. Your back will not hurt when you are pushing the vacuum around, and you will have more support for your abdomen, if you decide to get down on your hands and knees and scrub any kind of surface clean.