Continue with your exercise programme until advised to stop or modify your routine – the fitter you are the easier your pregnancy and delivery will be!
Exercise to strengthen the back and pelvis and to open the ribs.
Lift carefully by bending your knees and limit the amount of weight you carry.
Keep your pelvis above your knees when sitting.
Lie on your side when relaxing on the couch.
Put a pillow between your legs and under your bump when lying in bed.
Take walks after dinner and have small meals in the evening if you are suffering from heartburn.
Get someone to look at your ergonomics if you work in an office.
Stand in one position for too long, stick your bump out or wear high heels.
Cross your legs when seated.
Lift and twist putting additional strain on your back.
Sit for more than 20 minutes at a time.
Slouch when sitting on the couch.
Get a massage if you are in pain. Specialist help will be much more beneficial.
Drink coffee, tea or eat red meat, oranges or tomatoes if suffering from heartburn.