4. Beat back pain
• Avoid standing for long periods, particularly in the latter months of pregnancy. As the baby grows and the joints in your pelvic area soften, backaches become common; standing increases the pain.
• When you must stand for any length of time, keep your weight evenly balanced between your feet. If you cock one of your hips, you’ll put sideways pressure on your lower spine.
• When you’re in a chair, sit up straight. Press your lower back against the chair back and repeat this several times every day to help strengthen muscles that support your back.
• If you’re working at a desk, keep your feet slightly elevated on a footrest or a small stool.