Friday, April 19, 2013

Pregnancy is good for your posture

I always thought it was supposed to be the other way around, that pregnancy led to swaybacks and all sorts of other nastiness.  However, I am finding it to be quite the opposite--if I slouch, my stomach sticks me in the ribs, which is really uncomfortable, so I find myself constantly stretching and straightening my spine during the day, in contrast to hunching my shoulders as normal.  When standing, I normally over-rely on my abs and hip flexors, letting my other hip and butt muscles take a break.  But since the former are totally overworked due to the extra belly, I've noticed the latter stepping up to the task more--hopefully they will remember this once baby arrives!  7 weeks to go now . . .

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