Correct Way to Stand and Sit During Pregnancy

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During pregnancy, your growing belly may sometimes make you feel like you are going to tumble, so learning to maintain a good posture, where there is minimum strain on the back.

Here are some tips to help you maintain a good posture while standing and sitting:

Tips to maintain a good posture while standing during pregnancy

Tips to maintain a good posture while sitting during pregnancy 

Tips to sit correctly when you do not have a back support:

Reference:
  1. WebMD. Health & Pregnancy: Good Posture During Pregnancy. Cited 2016 May 4. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/baby/posture.
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Correct sleeping posture during pregnancy

During pregnancy, most women struggle to find a comfortable position to sleep in their beds, before falling to sleep. Regrettably, the routine sleeping positions may no longer be comfortable during pregnancy.

There are multiple reasons for this discomfort, but there are some sleeping positions that can help you get a little comfortable so you can get that much needed rest.

Why does it get so uncomfortable to sleep during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, the body undergoes several changes that can affect your usual comfortable sleep.

Reasons for the discomfort are:

The Best Sleep Positions during Pregnancy

The suggestions mentioned here may not be comfortable in the beginning but you can try them out as eventually you may find that it’s working for you. Moreover, avoid being in the same position for all night and changing the position is okay.

Sleep position to avoid during pregnancy
Avoid lying on the back as it can result in backaches, breathing difficulties, digestive system problems, haemorrhoids, low blood pressure and can decrease the blood flow to the heart and baby.
Avoid sleeping on the stomach as the abdomen undergoes physical changes and makes it difficult to lie on the stomach. Additionally, it can put pressure on the foetus.

References:
  1. American Pregnancy Association. Sleeping Positions During Pregnancy. Cited 2016 May 4. Available from: http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/sleeping-positions-during-pregnancy/.
  2. WebMD. Health & Pregnancy: Good Posture During Pregnancy. Cited 2016 May 4. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/baby/posture.