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Pregnant artists. Comfy positions? Advice?

I'm having a little trouble being 6 months pregnant at this point to find comfortable positions and ways to draw while sitting at my desk.

Is there anyone here that can give me a little advice, and maybe share personal experiences for others that may one day be in a similar situation?

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amocin
Mar. 22nd, 2017 05:19 am (UTC)
What works for me may not work for you, just going to state that first.

Had two kids while arting it up on a weekly basis. I did most of my work in a recliner on my laptop. The most important thing for me was having my feet up, because in the third trimester they swelled up something fierce if I was seated without having them up for too long. Having them up kept the swelling down, and being able to lean back and relax also helped.

If you cant do this, then the best thing I can suggest is taking frequent breaks to sit on your couch or even lay in your bed for a bit with your feet up. Like, take a break every hour to just rest your body in a comfortable position. I know that this can break your concentration but your body needs to come first or you will regret it.

They do make back support pillows for chairs, if you dont have one, they sell them at toys r us, or stores like that.. might be cheaper to get it online on Amazon though. I dont have any brand recommendations.

As somebody already suggested, adjusting to a different workspace may be best if you can manage it. The couch/recliner worked out well for me and I have no complaints about it, leaning back and having my feet up made it a comfortable experience. It may feel weird to draw outside your normal space for a few days, but you will grow comfortable with it in a short time.
amocin
Mar. 22nd, 2017 05:26 am (UTC)
I forgot to add, if you do have a laptop and work on your couch/recliner, be sure to have something to set your laptop down on.. Otherwise you could block the vents to your computer and cause overheating issues... or that heat will blow right onto your legs and darn near burn you. I got a laptop board for like... 10 dollars at Target.. You could use a large book or something.. just a hard flat service to put in between your legs and your laptop.

Also, drink plenty of water... I would get headaches more frequently from staring at the screen and again, feet issues, when I didnt drink enough water.

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