Good Body Mechanics During Pregnancy | Prenatal Chiropractor in West Omaha, NE
Hi there. I’m Dr. Jeremiah Sample. And I’m joined here with Joanne and we’re from Family First Chiropractic. And what we’re going to do today is talk about different activities of daily life, and how to deal with them when you’re pregnant.
36 Weeks Into Pregnancy
Very far into pregnancy, 36-37 weeks when movement gets real tough. Now I have on simulated baby weight that I took from my wife how much she had gained, and then applied that percentage of her body weight to my body weight. And well, I don’t think the math is right. But I can’t say the math out loud. Otherwise, I’m sleeping in the yard. So real weight. Tool high, though, shouldn’t be further down. It’s more comfortable up here. Well, yeah, but that’s not where the baby grows. All right, cut. No, this is so much worse. This is so much harder to hold down lower. It’s pretty strange, my low back and I feel my hips. My knees are aching. My knees didn’t hurt before this. But now they do. I absolutely have to be okay, yes, then we’re doing it right.
Everyday Activities While Pregnant
Alright, so what we’re going to do is go through a few things that you would have to do as a parent, as a pregnant woman, just moving about the household in ways that we could do better as far as keeping your back safe, keeping your spine healthy. The number one thing I would say at this juncture right now is that before you decide to get pregnant, or do, you should be under regular chiropractic care, because the healthier your spine is, before you add on the different body dimensions, the better off you’re going to be. And if your chiropractor already has a baseline for how you are, it’s gonna make things go a lot easier. And it’s shown that up to 39%, less labor time with regular chiropractic care when you actually have your baby. So it’s important to start early, get adjusted often. And make sure you have your spine checked, not just for the health of you, but also the infant that you’re growing.
Getting Up From The Seated Position
So the first thing we do is I think, maybe sit down. Yeah, probably. Okay, do you need a hands do? Oh, that’s not so bad. Right? I can sit down for a while. Oh, yeah, you rest away. Like that makes sense. Now, I don’t think I’m getting up. I think I live here now. So I’m sitting down. But now thinking about having to type or utilize a phone or do any sort of activity, this even reading would be not just difficult, but my legs are already going to sleep. Like this is normal, right? They just go to sleep right away. Okay, so now I feel like I should do to get up is just lurched forward and go into the momentum and just reach for the sky and hope that it all works out for the best. But as I do that, he’ll feel that in the low back. Okay, so puts too much strain on the lower discs of your lumbar spine, I can feel my SI joints. Honestly, I feel every part of my body right now. So optimally, get to the front edge of the seat so that you can get your legs underneath you. Okay? This way, when I stand up, I’m using the driving force and my thighs, my hamstrings and my glutes, the large muscles of the body to push up rather than just forward. That way. It’s more of a mini squat. It’s a lot safer for your back. And it’ll help save the joints later on as you’re probably going to need imagine helping raise a child.
Squatting To Reach Low Items
Now, as long as all you have to do is sit down and stand up once you should be just fine. The whole pregnancy. But it’s Christmas time here and Nebraska. So we also have a tree to decorate. So if you’d like to join me there. So putting ornaments on the tree. Ideally, all your ornaments are right at this level. And then you just decorate the tree at this level. But unfortunately, that’s probably not the case. No, okay. If you just hand me some ornaments and we’ll get going. I’m gonna set them right here. That’s where they would be. Okay, not only did you lose my vote for employee of the month, but what I want to do to pick these up is I just feel like bending over and grabbing them, but I can. Nope, and that that hurt a lot. So you have to ease down in the same way that we stood up before taking more of a squat method and then either grabbing them this way, which we’re going to get one ornament on the tree if that’s what we’re doing, or it take a knee and then use this in order to stand back up. Just like before now thinking about utilizing the large muscles of the legs of the thigh, the glutes, right in more of a lunge squat method But instead of just shoving forward, you want to drive up into the air to take the pressure off the low back, take the pressure off the spine, making it safe for you and the baby. I don’t know why we did three, it would have been fine with one ornament. Yeah, and then if you have to go lower again, using that good squat method now you always want to think nose in line with the toes, okay? And the belly, and I dropped it!