Back pain is common in pregnancy however by taking care of your posture you can prevent muscular aches and joint pain during pregnancy.
Always remember to gently tighten your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles before and during movement for additional support. Here are some tips to help you with your daily routine during pregnancy.
When getting out of bed, be sure to bend your knees before rolling onto your side. Gently tighten abdominal and pelvic floor muscles and use your arms to push yourself into a sitting position.
Avoid doing a sit-up action before standing up. You should move your ankles to promote blood circulation. Doing so allows your blood pressure to adjust before you stand up. Gently tighten your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles and place your hands on your thighs for support. Lean forward as you stand up.
During standing, always stand with equal weight on both feet. Gently tighten your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Relax your shoulders bringing them slightly back and down. Standing with the right posture helps to prevent back and hip pain.
Take precautions when getting dressed. Instead of balancing on one leg to put on a pants, sit on the chair when putting on underwear and footwear. When sitting rest both legs firmly on the ground to reduce swelling. Use a small cushion or towel to provide additional support if needed.
Ensure that your work surface is at elbow height with everything placed within reach. Care must also be taken when lifting objects.
We hope these tips will prove useful and help you to cope with your daily activities during pregnancy.