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Incorrect sitting postures during pregnancy often cause pelvic or back pain. It is extremely necessary to maintain good postures while sitting, standing, lying down or bending. Wrong posture may increase your pain or may even harm your baby. Several hormonal changes occur in your body during pregnancy and as your baby grows inside, abdominal muscles get stretched. The muscles which keep your lower back in proper alignment are less able to contract which ultimately results in poor posture. All this prevents your body’s joints to function normally and it may cause back pain.
Bending forward, twisting etc becomes harder for you as your back becomes stiff. Also pregnancy hormones oestrogen and relaxin affects pelvis which causes pelvic pain. Sitting on unsupported chair, or on a soft one, will leave you slumping after a while.
By keeping a few things in mind you may avoid lower back pain and pelvic pain:
Along with sitting it is required to be careful about your postures while standing, lying down, lying on your side, lying on your back or during semi-reclined position. Also avoid sitting in one position for too long. You may use pillows while lying down to elevate your head or stack them under the knees if required to feel comfortable.
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