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Old Dec 26th, 2011, 09:50 AM   1
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What complications can you get from standing up for 8 hours


I am typing a letter to my boss that will get him to give me a chair at the front desk of the hotel I work at.... I stand for 8 hours or more. What complications are related with standing for long periods of time? I need some good points for my letter... If you know any that would be greatly appreciated!



 
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Em, anaemia is very common in pregnancy, and standing up for too long makes you faint. As does low blood pressure which is also very common.

Standing too long increases swelling to the feet and lower legs. I've stole this from a medical website - Standing for too long when pregnant can impede proper circulation and cause uncomfortable swelling of the ankles and feet. If you must be upright and stationary, rest one foot on a low stool for a time, then switch. And keep your blood flowing by moving your calf muscles; stand on your toes every now and then, or lift one foot off the ground in order to do foot exercises: rotate your foot around in full circles, clockwise and counterclockwise, using your ankle as the pivot point. If you have a job that requires you to stand most of your workday, ask for a transfer to a position that requires less time on your feet. Studies show that women with stand-up jobs throughout their pregnancy are more likely to deliver smaller babies. (http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/pre...gnancy-posture)

and this from another website - Work that requires hours of standing: Cooks, nurses, salesclerks, waiters, police officers, and others, have jobs that keep them on their feet all day. This can be difficult for a pregnant woman, but it might be downright dangerous for her unborn baby. Studies have found that long hours of standing during the last half of pregnancy disrupt the flow of blood. Too much standing on the job might increase the risk of the mother developing high blood pressure, as well as the risk of premature birth. That is why women in high-risk pregnancies, who work more than four hours a day on their feet, should switch to a desk job or quit by the 24th week. Those who stand for 30 minutes out of each hour should change jobs or quit by the 32nd week. (Women who are feeling fine on the job and have no medical problems, however, should feel free to continue working.) (http://pregnancy.familyeducation.com...ant/57442.html)



 
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Em, anaemia is very common in pregnancy, and standing up for too long makes you faint. As does low blood pressure which is also very common.

Standing too long increases swelling to the feet and lower legs. I've stole this from a medical website - Standing for too long when pregnant can impede proper circulation and cause uncomfortable swelling of the ankles and feet. If you must be upright and stationary, rest one foot on a low stool for a time, then switch. And keep your blood flowing by moving your calf muscles; stand on your toes every now and then, or lift one foot off the ground in order to do foot exercises: rotate your foot around in full circles, clockwise and counterclockwise, using your ankle as the pivot point. If you have a job that requires you to stand most of your workday, ask for a transfer to a position that requires less time on your feet. Studies show that women with stand-up jobs throughout their pregnancy are more likely to deliver smaller babies. (http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/pre...gnancy-posture)

and this from another website - Work that requires hours of standing: Cooks, nurses, salesclerks, waiters, police officers, and others, have jobs that keep them on their feet all day. This can be difficult for a pregnant woman, but it might be downright dangerous for her unborn baby. Studies have found that long hours of standing during the last half of pregnancy disrupt the flow of blood. Too much standing on the job might increase the risk of the mother developing high blood pressure, as well as the risk of premature birth. That is why women in high-risk pregnancies, who work more than four hours a day on their feet, should switch to a desk job or quit by the 24th week. Those who stand for 30 minutes out of each hour should change jobs or quit by the 32nd week. (Women who are feeling fine on the job and have no medical problems, however, should feel free to continue working.) (http://pregnancy.familyeducation.com...ant/57442.html)
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