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Posture Tips for Pregnant Women

The principles of posture for a pregnant woman are the same as for anyone else: the natural curves need to be maintained. Maintaining a good posture throughout entire pregnancy involves challenges that come in the form of physiological, biomechanical, and psychological changes.

The first challenge is- – slouching when tired or nauseated. For some women, their tummies begin to relax and retain more fluid with advancing pregnancy—they find it hard to snap their pants at a time when they think they should not be showing yet. Psychologically this can result in—more slouching! 

Pregnant women need to be encouraged to maintain good posture right from the very beginning. The postural muscles need to be working correctly so that they will be in tone before they take on the added work of supporting the weight increase that is on its way.

The stronger the back, deep pelvic, and abdominal muscles, the easier it will be to maintain good posture during pregnancy, and after birth as well. So, this is a perfect time to practice.

The Correct Way to Stand During Pregnancy

The Correct Way to Sit During Pregnancy

While Using Support

When not using a back support 

It is OK to assume other sitting positions for short periods of time but avoid sitting in one posture for long to avoid minimal stress on your back. If you have back pain, sit as little as possible, and only for short periods of time (10 to 15 minutes).

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