At 3 months pregnant, I thought, "this can't possibly get worse". At 4 months I started stretching more, walking more, practicing less and I thought, "okay, if it gets worse... no, it can't possibly". Now at 5 months, I have seen a chiropractor who gasped when he touched my muscles and a masseuse who said she has never felt such unbalanced muscles, and I'm thinking I'm not going to be able to play any more... I barely play as it is... But I have concerts! Students! I'm due at the end of December, and I make more money with Christmas gigs the first two weeks of December than I make total year round.
I have always had mild back pain, and I know how important exercising and stretching is. I never practice for long without taking a break... but now I just can't seem to hold the instrument up for 30 minutes without regretting it, so I just don't play most days, which is not helping my sanity!
I don't know what else to do, i feel like I'm doing all I can, and Its only getting worse and worse.
Women who have been through this before, please help!
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