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How to Maintain a Good Sitting Position during the 31st Week of Pregnancy

Published on: 10 May , 2017 | Ekta

Pregnancy gets taxing in the third trimester. Your physique is now completely transformed and your baby bump is larger than ever before. You've gained a lot of extra weight, which puts pressure on your back. To avoid severe back aches and injuries, it is vital that you maintain a good sitting posture, especially when you are 31 weeks pregnant. Correct sitting posture keeps you and your baby healthy and helps in having a normal delivery. The following list of dos and don’ts will assist you in ensuring an ideal sitting position during pregnancy: Things to do for a good sitting posture - • Use a straight-backed chair having a lumbar support and comfortable armrest. • Sit with your back straight and shoulders pushed back and relaxed. • Allow your hips to touch the back of the chair. • Maintain the pelvic tilt. • Balance your body weight on both hips equally. • Keep your knees at right angles. • Use a foot stool and keep your feet flat. • Adjust the height of your chair to stay close to the desk. • If you need to sit for long hours, stretch your legs every hour. • Get up from your seat and take short walks often. Things not to do for a good sitting posture • Avoid slouching after the 31st week of pregnancy. • Do not sit with cross legs as this will put pressure on the pelvis. If you wish to have a less painful labour, follow these easy pelvic tilt exercises that will help you relax during your delivery. • Do not sit in the same position for more than half an hour. • Do not sit with your legs hanging as this increases blood flow and may lead to swelling of the legs and feet. • Avoid rolling about constantly when you’re using a swivel chair. • While turning the chair, do not twist your waist. Instead, turn your body completely. • Do not lean forward and bend while sitting. These tips will help you maintain the right sitting position during the 31st week of pregnancy. You may shift to a different sitting position but only for a short period. For a healthy back, embrace these tips. However, if you have a back pain that persists, seek advice from a medical practitioner.
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Ekta

A doting mom to an angel, Social Media Specialist & Professional Blogger. She loves to share her thoughts with other parents in the same turbulent boat. She absolutely loves & adores her family & is learning to strike a good work-life balance. When she is not writing, cooking or busy taking care of her toddler, she probably is dancing to some good desi music!

Afsha Galar 2017-05-15 17:25:29

I think in that phase however u sit or you rather just manage to sit is more than enough?

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Priya 2017-05-14 02:50:38

A very informative post which is usually not discussed until it's too late and back issues crop in .. It is very important to maintain the right posture and also the back issues that starts with pregnancy take a long time to recover https://rattlebabblebattle.wordpress.com

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Lata 2017-05-13 08:11:05

This is such an informative post! Backache is such an integral part of pregnancy but can be controlled with correct posture.

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Alpana Deo 2017-05-12 21:48:31

These are some useful tips that every mommy- to- be can use during her pregnancy journey. I remember, I have been instructed many times not to keep my feet hanging when sitting for longer than 1 hour

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Alpana Deo 2017-05-12 21:48:31

With pregnancy, comes a horde of suggestions & instructions. I think in most cases our doctors & our elders have experience that is unmatched & unbeatable. I followed most things that were told to me.

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MyToothless 2017-05-12 14:59:11

Posture does matter. I have written a blog too on it. Optimal fetal positioning gets disrupted due to this and eventually increases risk of assisted delivery like forceps and c-section. http://mytoothless.com/2017/02/24/9-must-things-to-do-before-going-through-labor/#more-906

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MyToothless 2017-05-12 14:59:11

Interesting insights. Thanks alot for sharing. :)

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