Many pregnant women find that, as their pregnancy progresses, they become more and more uncomfortable sitting in a standard office chair. This is due to the added weight and size of the pregnant belly, which can make it difficult to find a comfortable position. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for sitting in an office chair during pregnancy. Stay comfortable and productive during your pregnancy with these helpful tips!
1. Get a chair with good lumbar support:
This is one of the most important things you can do for your back when sitting in an office chair during pregnancy. Look for a chair that has adjustable lumbar support, or add a small pillow or rolled-up towel behind your lower back for extra support.
In the first 3 months, your baby is growing very rapidly and your body is going through a lot of changes. This can put extra strain on your back, so it’s important to make sure you have good support. With a high-end office chair, you can adjust the lumbar support to match your needs as your pregnancy progresses.
2. Keep your feet flat on the ground or on a footrest:
According to the Mayo Clinic, during pregnancy, your growing uterus can put pressure on the nerves and blood vessels in your pelvis. This can cause pain or numbness in your legs and feet. To help relieve this pressure, it’s important to keep your feet flat on the ground or on a footrest. This will help you maintain good posture and alignment.
3. Avoid sitting for long periods of time:
Prolonged sitting is not good for you, even if you don’t have a baby on the way. But during pregnancy, it’s even more important to take breaks and move around often. When you do have to sit for long periods of time, try to get up and walk around every 30 minutes or so. This will help keep your blood flowing and prevent stiffness.
The doctors at the American Pregnancy Association also recommend doing some gentle stretching exercises throughout the day to keep your muscles from getting too tight.
4. Take breaks to move around and stretch:
Move around often, no matter what. When you do have to sit for long periods of time, try to get up and walk around every 30 minutes or so. This will help keep your blood flowing and prevent stiffness.
Which’s the correct position when pregnant women sit on a chair?
As each pregnancy is different and each woman’s body will react differently. But in general, it is recommended to sit up straight with your feet flat on the ground or on a footrest.
Here are a few signals that you will feel when you make it right:
- Your back feels straight and you don’t have to arch it to sit up straight.
- You feel as though there is a space between the small of your back and the back of the chair.
- Your shoulders are relaxed and level with your hips.
- Your knees are at or below the level of your hips.
If you find that you are slouching, try placing a small pillow or rolled-up towel behind your lower back for extra support. And remember to take breaks often to move around and stretch.
We hope these tips help you stay comfortable and productive during your pregnancy! Please share any other tips you have