Having a baby when you have back issues is a recipe for disaster.
I’ve struggled with lower back issues for a long, long, long time and throw it out about two to three times a year. I’ve tried everything from pilates to core strength training to acupuncture to suction cups, to MRIs, to discussions about surgery. Nothing helps.
When we found out that my wife was pregnant, one of my first thoughts was about how to deal with a baby when you have bad lower back issues.
Haddie is about to turn 7 months old, and somehow I made it this far without throwing my back out. But, last week the dreaded happened – and, I am in immense pain. I can’t pick up our baby. I can’t play with her on the floor. Basically, I can’t do anything. Seeing as I am a very hands on father, this is a real bummer.
I wish this post was going to have some silver bullet in it, or some awesome hacks on how to deal with back issues and raising a baby – but there isn’t any. I am going to do more core strength training. I am going to do more stretching. But, I have no idea if any of these things actually help.
All I can say is that I am so thankful to have such an awesome and understanding wife, who is very very very tired right now, and doing everything while I sit back and do nothing. Thank you!
Other than having an awesome spouse, if you have any hacks, please share them below. I need them now, and I am sure I will need them in the future.