GLUM MUMS I Safe Pain Relief During Pregnancy


I'm now nearly 40 weeks pregnant, due on Saturday 18th, and I must say that what with Christmas and looking after my 2 year old I am absolutley shattered.

When I get into bed at night it takes me ages to get to sleep because my back and legs ache like hell! I'm guessing that most pregnant women also feel like this.

Unfortunately, Paracetamol is the only oral painkiller safe to take during pregnancy, and even then experts advise taking the minimum dose for the shortest time possible. (See NHS website). Personally, I won't even take that I would rather try to suffer through it just in case.

This Deep Freeze Patch may be the answer!

I'm actually wearing three patches right now (shoulder blade, lower back and lower leg muscle) as I am having terrible aches and pains in my back and legs, and I am loving them! They feel really soothing a tingly cool, and afterwards the pain really does ease off.

Cryotherapy (cold cooling pain relief therapy) provided by the Deep Freeze range is safe and simple-to-use in pregnancy. Cold is particularly useful for muscular pain as it reduces swelling and inflammation, which is known to stimulate nerve endings which can increase pain. Like an ice pack, but more convenient and easy to use, Deep Freeze works by lowering the temperature of the skin and underlying tissue which helps numb nerve endings and reduces both pain and swelling.
 “The extra weight of having a baby on board, changes to posture and your centre of gravity and the muscle-relaxing effect of pregnancy hormones can all individually lead to discomfort. Put them together, and add a demanding toddler or job, and it’s no wonder 75% of women suffer lower-back pain during pregnancy,” says mum-of-two Dr Catherine Hood, an associate specialist at St George’s Hospital, London.

The Deep Freeze range of cold analgesia products are simple to carry around and don’t require cooling before use. It contains menthol, aloe vera and water in a hydrogel layer which slowly evaporates to produce prolonged cooling relief for up to three hours. The slim patch is peeled off the backing and slapped onto the skin where it sticks and stays in place and easily and can be worn under clothing. Deep Freeze Cold Patch also provides effective relief for swollen ankles, a common pregnancy problem.

RRP is £1.55 for a single patch and £5.10 for a pack of four patches.

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