Backache – Hormonal Changes and the extra weight you are carrying may cause your back to ache. You should: Watch your posture when sitting or lying down. Use bed and chairs that support your spine firmly. Stay out of the high-heeled shoes and avoid long periods of standing or sitting. Stand up straight. Do not slouch. Bend your knees instead of your back when picking things up. Do not lift heavy objects. Super mommy Jem Notes: During my pregnancy, I regularly rest at noontime … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Symptoms and what you can do about it.