Proper Lifting and Reaching During Pregnancy

October 8, 2019

By Effie Koustas, MPT
Pre & Postnatal Specialist

We all know that pregnancy isn’t an excuse for not keeping up with the day to day activities and chores. After all, life goes on, so we go on as well, like it or not! But the last thing we want to worry about is getting hurt. That’s why using proper body mechanics during pregnancy, is important in preventing injury and “pain”.

Here are 3 ways to properly lift or reach for something: squatting, half kneeling position and golfer’s reach or hip hinge.

 

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