Answer: There are ways you can reduce pain as you go through your day: Avoid painful activities. Limit activities that cause discomfort, such as heavy lifting and carrying, standing or walking for long periods, and strenuous exercise. Find new ways to do the things that cause you pain. For instance, instead of getting out of bedby sitting straight up, try rolling to your side first and pushing up from that position.Take frequent breaks. Try to rest a few minutes in a comfortable position as often, and as regularly, as possible.Exercise gently. Try mild to moderate exercise, such as gentle abdominal strengthening exercises andKegels. Don’t overdo it, and avoid exercises that require squatting or spreading your legs, which can aggravate hip pain.Practice good posture. Keep your back straight and aligned. Try not to slump, especially when seated.Apply ice or heat. Try using an ice pack for five minutes or rubbing an ice cube on the areas where it hurts. Ice helps tame inflammation. If you’re also experiencing low back pain, a heating pad can be soothing – but use it only on your back, not in the front where your uterus and baby are.