Sitting for extended periods while pregnant can cause back pain. It’s not only the length of time you spend sitting that’s the problem, it’s also how you sit. Many of us have adopted a poor sitting posture over the years.
Here are a few tips on how to sit healthily and comfortably and an exercise you can do to prevent back pain.
Tips for healthy sitting
Repeat this exercise a few times, then shake out your shoulders and upper body.
Give it a try!
Katharina Quack Lötscher
Doctor and president of PEBS (preventive nutrition and exercise counselling during pregnancy and up to a year after birth)