Standing for a long time does not harm the pregnancy. However, standing too long can certainly make pregnant women uncomfortable, especially in the third trimester of pregnancy. Some pregnant women who stand for a long time at this time also experience symptoms of swollen legs, leg cramps, and back pain. Fortunately, this can be reduced greatly by using Unimat mats to relieve fatigue and increase comfort while standing.
While standing for too long is generally not dangerous, pregnant women who have a high risk of preterm labor and low birth weight need to be extra careful because standing too long can increase the risk of both of these things.
If the job requires the pregnant woman to stand for a long time, the pregnant woman should notify the pregnant woman about the condition of her pregnancy to the company where the woman works. In addition, pregnant women can also ask for relief from the workplace so they don’t have to stand for too long.
If necessary, pregnant women can also request maternity leave, especially if the pregnancy includes high risk, such as pregnancy with twins, placenta previa, preeclampsia, the baby does not grow normally, or the risk of miscarriage.
In addition, there are also several ways that pregnant women can do to reduce the risks that may arise from standing too long, including:
– Sufficient drinking mineral water needs.
– Take a break from a standing position periodically, for example, every 1-2 hours. Take 5–10 minutes to sit down or if possible lie down with your legs raised.
– When sitting, avoid crossing one leg over the other.
– When sleeping at night, lie on your left side, as this can help relieve leg swelling and increase blood flow to the uterus.
– When standing, as much as possible pregnant women stay active, such as walking to and fro to keep blood flow smooth, reduce swelling, and reduce the risk of blood clots.
– Wear compression stockings (compression stockings) so that the legs do not swell.
– Wear a pregnancy belt to support the stomach, flatten the load from the stomach, and lighten the load on the pregnant woman’s legs.
– Wear comfortable shoes for the soles of the feet.