Maintaining proper posture during surrogacy is important not only for comfort but also for your health. As the body changes and adapts to the growing baby, you’ll need to adopt habits that prevent discomfort and strain. Below we discuss some tips that can help to reduce the likelihood of back pain and other common discomforts associated with pregnancy.

Standing Posture

  • Align Your Ears with Shoulders: Always keep your chin tucked in to align your ears directly over your shoulders. This simple adjustment helps maintain your spine’s natural curvature, reducing neck and shoulder strain.
  • Shift Positions Regularly: Avoid standing in the same position for prolonged periods. Shifting your weight from one foot to the other or taking short walks can alleviate pressure on your lower back.
  • Footwear Choices: Opt for flat, comfortable shoes that provide good support. High heels can exacerbate back pain and lead to poor posture during pregnancy.
  • Use a Maternity Support Belt: While it might not win any fashion awards, a maternity support belt can be extremely beneficial. It helps distribute the weight of your growing belly more evenly, reducing the strain on your back and shoulders.

Sitting Posture

  • Supportive Seating: Choose chairs that offer firm support for your entire back and allow your feet to rest flat on the floor. The chair should support the length of your thighs, with your knees at hip level, to minimize stress on your lower back.
  • Cushioning: Utilize cushions or a lumbar roll to maintain the inward curve of your lower back. This prevents slouching and relieves pressure on the spine.

Posture While Lying Down

  • Side Sleeping: The most recommended sleeping position during pregnancy is on your side, especially the left side. This optimizes blood flow to the baby and alleviates pressure on your back.
  • Pillows for Support: Place a pillow under your belly and another between your knees. This not only supports the weight of your uterus but also aligns your spine and pelvis, reducing stress on your back muscles.

Correcting your posture is an ongoing effort. Regular practice will help make these positions more natural and comfortable. Incorporating gentle exercises, like prenatal yoga or swimming, which strengthen the core muscles, can also help build a stronger core.

For those considering surrogacy, understanding these physical aspects is just part of preparing for the journey ahead. If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate and would like more detailed information about the process, please contact us at 713-622-1144 or through our website.