Backache and other ligament aches are common during pregnancy, labor, and even continue into postpartum.
The use of a heat source such as a rice sock will help ease those discomforts. A rice sock provides moist heat that lasts up to 30 minutes and works so well that we advise you to have a minimum of two at all times. Then when your first sock is cooled down, it can be replaced with the next which is warmed and ready to go. In this way the pregnant women will never have to wait while her support team is heating up the sock.
You can buy one, however making a rice sock is easy to do…
Create a Rice Sock
Take 2 clean or new tube socks and fill each sock 2/3 of the way full with uncooked jasmine rice or plain rice.
If using plain rice you may include lavender, or other light scent to dispel the scent of rice (Rice tends to have a husky or popcorn scent when may offend some pregnant women).
Sew the ends of the socks together or tie in a knot.
Then heat in microwave for 2 minutes and increase in 10-second increments until the desired warmth level is achieved.