Sitting cross legged harm you during pregnancy?
Many women especially working women sit cross legged and/or stand in one spot for long period. Is this a safe practice during Pregnancy?
Do not sit cross legged when pregnant. Volume of blood has increased almost time and half in your body. It can cause cramps, varicose veins and swelling in your legs. Also, avoid standing in one spot longer than 10 min.
There are ways to avoid above mentioned discomforts.
- Try to take small breaks,
- Walk around every so often
- Keep your feet higher than hip level when sitting and
- Hydrate yourself as much as possible.
- Do Exercise every day.
If home remedies do not help, seek medical attention. And before you do that, stop sitting cross legged.
For more Information you can contact our expert at Rita’s Pregnancy 101.