(Closed) Sitting in an Office Chair ALLLLL DAYYYYY – any advice?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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5480 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have you tried yoga?  I have heard that prenatal yoga does wonders for stretching out hip flexors and improving overall posture. 

I am a member of the itty bitty tittie committie so I don’t really have any relevant advice, but I try to get up every hour at least, even if it’s just to walk around for a minute.  I might get into swimming once I get too uncomfortable to jog so I can get a good range of motion without the effects of gravity.  I’m not sure what kind of facilities you might be able to access though.

How has pregnancy been treating you?  I feel like I haven’t ‘chatted’ with you in forever!  I’m 13w3d (by my O date- it’s 14w if you go by LMP) and I’m finally moving out of the queasy stage, but I’m still having some fatigue.  I stopped running after about 7 weeks as I was too tired to continue at all, and I recently picked back up but at a much slower pace.  So far so good!  Just had a glorious NT scan yesterday- everything looks amazing and the baby is moving, jumping, dancing, kicking, bouncing, fist pumping, yawning, swallowing- the works!  I just can’t feel any of that yet!

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Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I sit in a chair all day long, and a lot of the times, all evening as well, as I’m in IT and tend to work days and nights. One thing I’ve been doing is forcing myself to get up every half hour or so and just talk a light walk around the office. I also have some fancy ergonomic mesh chair at work which is amazing, especially compared to my crappy chair at home. I’ve found I can tolerate sitting longer at work with it than I can at home.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was completely and totally expecting a sort of running withdrawal/depression situation as well.  I’m sorry you’re having it, but I’m sure it’s completely normal.  I’m shocked as shit that I don’t have that though.  I was marathon training when we started TTC so I actually got my BFP the day after an absolutely TERRIBLE 13 mile run.  I felt like a bag of ass, and everything was just…off.  My gait, stride, breathing, foot strike, everything was just wrong.  That’s kind of when I figured it out.  I also ran 3 5k races on 3 consecutive Mondays- oddly enough I ovulated the day of the second one and implanted the day after the third… and my times were great- 24:50 & 25:09. 

Once I started to feel nauseated and fatigued, I stopped working out entirely- no swimming, no yoga, and definitely no running.  I thought I’d get grumpy but I was too busy napping to notice!

Now that I’m feeling a teensy bit better, I dropped down to the half marathon training team, novice level, slow pace instead of keeping up with marathon training mileage.  Kudos to those who can handle it, but that’s just not me!  I did 5 miles last weekend (it was a down week) and we have 9 this weekend.  As long as I keep my heartrate in check, hydrate, and take it nice & easy, I feel fine!

Anyway, I don’t mean to write a novel, but it’s soooo nice to chat with someone who “gets” the running thing.  Have you heard the saying that goes something like ‘if you have to explain it they won’t understand, and those who understand don’t require an explanation’?  Well, something like that anway…

Oh- if you need to talk through the running withdrawal thing let me know- I fractured my femur in August of 2010 and was obviously out of running for a while, so when I did FINALLY get back to some slow jogging (summer of 2011) I couldn’t do 2 miles without stopping 🙁  I went from crutches to marathon in 53 weeks.  I was a cranky, irritable, emotional MESS because I went from a half marathon to no weight bearing and it just kind of ruined my universe for a while, so I get it.  It sucks, it’s hard, and it is no fun at all.

Sheesh, I’ll shut up now or you’ll be reading til dinner time!  Anyway, glad to hear you’re doing well!!!  Hang in there, hope your back feels better, and I hope some other Bees with big bazingas have some tips for you 🙂

Post # 7
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2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am only six weeks but my boobs already feel much heavier. By the end of the day, my shoulders and back are killing me. I starated putting a pillow behind my back and also stretch through out the day. 

Post # 8
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@iRun2004: @DaneLady:  Yay I’m so excited you ladies are pregnant! I think we were in the same TTC threads for a bit 🙂

I’m 21w4d at the moment, and sit in my lovely office chair all day too.While I don’t have back pain (although my boobs grew 2 sizes – from a B to a D – where have these been all my life!), I do have aches/pains all over. So I’ve been taking mid-afternoon walks every day for a little over a mile (I’m not really sure the distance, but at a moderately fast pace it takes me 1/2 hour) and they have been helping my body overall feel better.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I wish I had advice! I’m 26 weeks and having similar issues. I did put a cardboard box under my desk to raise my feet and I’ve been getting up every hour to refill my water so I’ll do a little lap around the cubes before sitting back down. It helps some.

and my boobs are huge!! I started at a D and i’m already a DD! I’m terrified what they will look like once milk comes in. eeek!

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