Living With Changes During Pregnancy

Pregnancy

We all know that when you become pregnant your body will go through a great deal of many changes. You will gain weight, your legs will swell and your back will ache. All of this comes with the package of getting pregnant.

Pregnancy

But, what many women don’t know is that there are certain things that you can do in order to make things less painful during your pregnancy. One of those changes is to have good posture. Your spine will change as your body changes to help support the baby.

A great way to help you get better posture is to stand against a wall. Your shoulders and your bottom need to be touching the wall while you try to stay relaxed. As you walk away from the wall, stand, and pretend that the wall is behind you and keep that posture.

stand against a wall

Sitting for long periods of time can tend to make your back ache as well. Placing a pillow beneath will support your back and provide you with relief and help relieve the tension. To also help ease the tension, roll your shoulders forward and back as well.

back ache

When you are lying down, a great way to get relief from pressure and stress is to lie on your side. Bend your top knee and place a pillow between your legs. This will help to straighten out your spine and provide you with some comfort.

If you need to lift something, be sure to lift with your legs and not your back. You will be able to avoid possible injury this way and less pain to your back. If you need to bend over for any reason, take a squatting position instead or kneel on the floor.

lift something

You also have the option of doing a pelvic rock, a waist rotation or even a hip rotation to help get relief from the pain in your back. But, nothing beats a good old fashioned back rub when it comes to getting rid of some of the pressure. This is where your partner can participate.