N.R. asks from Kansas City, KS on August 18, 2008
Seeking Advice on Low Sitting Baby
I am 23 weeks pregnant with a very active little boy. Right now (to me) he is positioned very low which makes it difficult to set for any amount of time without him kicking and squirmming.(Which would be ok if I didn't sit at a desk for roughly 9 hours a day). Which is very uncomfortable for me after so long. Do any of you moms have advice on things I could to position myself so that I can be a little more comfortable during the day? Thnaks!
S.C. answers from Kansas City on August 20, 2008
This may be very difficult at work but if you get a few minutes, get down on all fours and crawl! It moves your baby around....also crawling up stairs is a great way to reposistion the baby.
God luck! There is no way to be perfectly comfortable, but little things can help!
B.S. answers from Kansas City on August 18, 2008
Unfortunately I have to agree with Amber. :(
C.M. answers from Kansas City on August 19, 2008
I agree with the others but there are somethings that you can do to make it easier. I had tourn cartilage in one of my ribs with my first one and I tried everything! She was also sitting really low. The footrest is a good idea and definately walk frequently. This will also help put the baby to sleep so he isn't kicking you as much. If you can, get a chair that will allow you to recline a little bit. This will give your belly a little more room. Also try putting a small pillow behind your back. Also remember that the baby will change positions through the pregnancy so what works one day or week might not work all the time.
A.S. answers from Kansas City on August 18, 2008
I really hate to tell you this, but... pregnancy is pretty uncomfortable. It's normal to be uncomfortable, and I can tell you it will only get worse. Sorry... I don't mean to be a bummer. :(
Try to get up and walk around and stretch when possible. Over your lunch break, take a walk, during your 15 minute breaks, walk. Even if you can't go outside, just walk around the office, up and down the stairs, whatever. It will help you feel better and might help your little guy change positions.
While at your desk, you might see if you can get a footrest to prop your feet up too.
Congratulations and enjoy your pregnancy!