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Is it OK for Pregnant Women to Stand for Long Periods of Time?

With so many pregnancy myths out there, it's hard to know which ones are true or false -- for example, we all have heard that pregnant women shouldn't eat unpasteurized cheeses, or raw fish, some even say pregnant women shouldn't die their hair, but what I want to know, is it true or false that pregnant women shouldn't stand for long periods of time?


Is it OK for Pregnant Women to Stand for Long Periods of Time?

It's OK for Pregnant Women to Stand for Long Periods of Time.

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gr_09 gr_09 8 years
ummyeaitsmarcie ummyeaitsmarcie 9 years
yeah, I wasn't thinking five hours long when I answered that
jaxon jaxon 9 years
I had a job were I was on my feet for long period of time. One thing I read and the doctor reinforced was that if it is something you've been doing for a while pre pregnancy and your body is already adjusted to it. Then that makes it better. For ex aerobics and such
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Also, "long periods of time" is really vague. Even non-pregnant people, depending on their health, shouldn't be standing for five hours straight due to the blood clot factor. And sitting puts the uterus in much the same position as standing, so simply sitting doesn't necessarily eliminate the "blood pooling in the bottom of the uterus" factor. You need to recline or lie down in order to change that.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
The thing is, it depends on how you handle it. A job where you're on your feet a lot is fine as long as you're not locking knees, that you move around, etc. And of course it depends on the woman. So much depends on your general health. And for the record, it's "dye" your hair, not die it.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
very interesting!
KerryG KerryG 9 years
I got it right, but I have to say, even if it weren't risky on several fronts from a health perspective, it just wouldn't be comfortable! Especially in the third trimester, my back hurt if I stood too long and I felt slightly winded all the time from compressed lungs, so sitting was definitely something I did every time I got the chance!
ailene ailene 9 years
fab4... not all sushi contains raw fish. Some are just rice and vegetables. I'm not sure which ones don't have fish right offhand... but I'm sure you can do some research and find out which sushi you can eat. My husband knew which sushi didn't have raw fish in it, so I had him pick out my sushi when we went to a buffet this weekend. :)
ailene ailene 9 years
Wow, I'm pregnant and I got the answer wrong! I didn't think that standing up for long periods of time was a problem! Now I have another excuse to sit around on my butt. All right! :)
facin8me facin8me 9 years
fab4- no can still have steamed crab and eel so you can still have some kinds of sushi. Also, if the raw fish has been frozen the parasites should be dead (though I'm not sure if I trust the "should").
fab4 fab4 9 years
So I can't eat sushi once I become pregnant? That sucks...
facin8me facin8me 9 years
Not eating unpasteurized cheeses and raw fish are not "pregnancy myths." Eating raw fish during pregnancy is a definite no-no because it can contain parasites that can eventually rob your body of the nutrients that it needs for the baby. Unpasteurized cheeses and dairy products can contain the bacterium Listeria which can cause abortion and stillbirths!
ohmybabylove ohmybabylove 9 years
it isn't a good thing... but I had to do it once and when I got home I was really sick..
JustMe21 JustMe21 9 years
I honestly don't know b/c I've never been pregnant but I would imagine that it's not a good thing.
gossipqueen gossipqueen 9 years
It is soooo NOT OK! My coworker just did that she's on bed rest for a couple of days and she's in pain...I hope she gets better soon and the baby is ok.
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