My wife is 4 1/2 months pregnant with twins. She's really emotional and scared of everything right now. She keeps telling me she's scared of loosing me and our babies. She's laying in bed she said her back is hurting again. It's been hurting a lot this week. She's hardly even done anything to hurt it. I asked her on a scale from 1 to 10 how bad it hurts she said 5. I've been rubbing it for her every night. It calms her down a little she said it doesn't hurt when I touch it. She even got mad at me and had a fit tonight because I told her I wanted to watch one of my favorite movies Air Force One but she wanted to watch Friends. I made her watch my movie she's never even seen it but she said so far she kind of likes it but it's making her a little sad. It's not even a sad movie. We've been flipping back and fourth through commercials. She also gets hot really easily and sweaty especailly since its been in the 90's all week even at night she's hot and sweaty and tired. I massaged her feet tonight because they were hurting. What else can I do to keep her comfortable?
Most Helpful Girl
Reassure her that everything will be okay. Tell her sweet things and maybe a heating pad may help her back. Other than that keep doing what your doing, I'm sure she really appreciates it but her hormones and emotions are all over the place while her body is freaking out. Just be there for her, maybe place a fan near her at night so she feels more cool. Congratulations on the twins. I wish you both the best of luck.2
Most Helpful Guy
when my wife was pregnant we took a birthing class. they suggested some exercises to help with back pain
-one was for her to sort of get on all fours and then slowly arch and lower her lower back (so essentially the belly area). it helped to stretch muscles as relieve pressure
-another was a sort of assisted crouch. so you hold her hands and she slowly lowers into a crouching position but only as far as is comfortable for her to do...
-she shouldn't lay on her back because the stomach and weight of it can pinch nerves in the back causing pain
-if she lays on her side you can have her put a pillow under her stomach. the weight of the stomach can cause a lot of strain on the back
... unfortunately though back pain is a pretty normal part of pregnancy. as much as she can (and is allowed by doctors) she should try and stay somewhat physically active (e. g. going for walks, stretching, etc)1