Newborns deserve every ounce of our love, affection, care and attention...there is no doubt about that! A beautiful new baby is just about the most exciting thing in this world.
So it is no wonder that parents sometimes forget to take care of themselves during this exciting time. As the weeks and months continue, fatigue and sleep deprivation really start to take their toll, and back pain, neck pain, and headaches often follow right behind.
One reason is that fatigue affects our posture, causing forward head posture and rounded shoulders, which cause pain and headaches over time. The muscles around the spine and neck have to work overtime just to try to hold everything upright in these tired, stressed positions.
Poor posture and forward head posture actually waste your energy, since your muscles have to work harder to keep you upright in these stooped positions under the force of gravity all day long. Holding our children in our arms adds even more to this workload.
It is safe to say that parents of newborns (and grown children as well) often have a shortage of energy, so wasting this energy on poor posture is the last thing that a new parent needs.
At Geelong Spine Centre, we have a complete rehab program to improve bad posture and forward head posture, which can cause wasted energy and fatigue, causing pain over time.
Contact us at 5229 9888 to see if we can help you during this exciting time in your life, and we hope you get some sleep tonight!
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