Accurate Sitting Posture during Pregnancy

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Accurate Sitting Posture during Pregnancy

Accurate Sitting Posture during Pregnancy

Comfortable sitting posture during pregnancy is required to protect your spine and to minimize the risk of blood circulation problems. The pressure while sitting can cause shortness of breath, recurrent urination and swelling in ankles, which can be alleviated with some position changes. Here are some tips for a good posture when sitting:

  • Sit with straight back and shoulders backward. Your buttocks must touch backside of the chair.
  • Use a back support like a pillow or rolled-up towel at the curve of your back.
  • Prefer to sit at the end of the chair and slump completely.
  • Pull yourself up and emphasize the curve of your back. Hold it for a few seconds. Let loose the position slightly (almost 10 degrees).
  • Let your body weight go evenly on both hips.
  • Your hips and knees should be at a right angle. Use a foot rest or stool if required; keep your feet flat on the floor and do not cross your legs.
  • Avoid sitting in the same position for more than half an hour.
  • Your chair height should be like that you can sit up close to your desk, your elbows and arms can rest on your desk.
  • Turn your whole body while sitting on a rolling chair, instead of twisting the waist.
  • While standing up after sitting, move to the front of the chair. Stand up with straightening your legs; avoid bending forward at your waist.

If you experience back pain, prefer to sit for a little time (only for 10 to 15 minutes).

Learning accurate postures during pregnancy can save you from various issues. For more information, read-

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