Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Preventing Back Injuries

I was walking with Josh the other morning to buy our supply of fruits when I heard people talking about the back injuries of one pregnant woman. It kept me draw back to my own pregnancy and I never remember having one of those back injuries. What’s keeping me at hold sometimes was the pain in my hips which is but natural in my condition. Well for those who want some tips on posture here are ways on reducing the risk of back injuries.

Good posture is just as important as antenatal exercises in maintaining your overall well-being. Adopting the correct posture during pregnancy is important to reduce the risk of back injuries. On standing up make sure you stand up straight, keep your shoulders back and drop them slightly. Keep your back straight and lift your chest and ribs. Stomach muscles should be tightened and tack your bottom in. Have your feet positioned slightly open. Bend your legs instead of your back when picking up or lifting things. Avoid high-heeled shoes and prolonged standing.

On sitting down you should sit up straight on a chair that will support your back. You can use a pillow to support your back further. When picking up objects squat down, use your leg muscles and keep your back straight.

And last, when getting up roll onto your side and use your arms to help push yourself up. This will help prevent straining your back and abdominal muscles. So for those pregnant Moms out there follow these simple tips to avoid back injuries in the future.


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