You will undergo drastic changes during pregnancy, but saying this it should also be kept in mind that it is completely normal and your body will adapt to these changes. Pregnancy will bring aches, pain and uneasiness with it. But don’t worry, these are very common problems. There is no need to freak out as there are many ways by which some of these sudden aches can be reduced if not resolved fully.
Having a good posture during pregnancy resolves almost all of the above problems and it also reduces the stress on your back due to the babies’ ever-growing weight. There will be a time when due to your growing belly you may feel like you are going to topple, but there are several steps by which you can outgrow that feeling.
Tips on how to maintain correct posture and proper body mechanism during pregnancy:
While standing, you should always hold your head straight with your chin in. You should not tilt your head forward, backward, down and sideways as your backbone is already burdened with the babies’ weight. You should also avoid standing in the same position for a long time as it will only add to the extra pressure applied by your mass and the babies mass followed by the gravity. And you should never mess with GRAVITY!!!!! 🙂
While sitting, your back should always be straight and your shoulders back. You should see to it that your buttocks touch the back of the chair. Also, you should keep in mind that you are not your old self anymore. You are carrying a great responsibility. So while sitting, it is advisable to take support for your back. You can buy pregnancy pillows which are easily available at any retail outlet. Again, if you don’t have a back support sit on the chair or couch completely. Draw yourself up and accentuate the curve of your back as far as possible.
It is advised to lie on your side as it is a good position to reduce the stress from your lower back without compromising on the blood flow to the placenta and the baby. It is also advisable to place a pillow between your legs to reduce the weight of the top leg and reduce low back strain also. You should use a pillow under your abdomen to support the weight of uterus. Placing a pillow behind is a good practice for back support.
If you are a working lady, find someplace that is comfortable for you. if on a chair adjust the height so that the height of the chair and the desk is the same and you should sit close to your desk. Finally, complete rest is a must for the mother and it is advisable not to engage yourself in any strenuous activity anytime soon.
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