7 Exercises That You Can Do Now That Will Help During Childbirth

7 Exercises That You Can Do Now That Will Help During Childbirth

This article discusses 7 exercises that can be performed in order to ease the pains of pregnancy and easing the process of labor. This article also discusses how these exercises tone other parts of your body.

It is a fact that no one will be able to predict how your labor will turn out.  From pain to unpredictable instances during labor, no one will know until the process begins.  The good news is that there are a few exercises that you can do to help you prepare your body for the events to come.

Kegels

Kegels are one exercise that many expecting women perform on a daily basis in order to prepare them for the process of labor.  Kegals are an essential exercise to do to prepare you and your body for labor because when you perform this exercise, you are strengthening the muscles that are supporting your uterus, rectum, bladder, and urethra.  Strengthening these muscles will improve circulation to the rectum and vaginal area, which will help with the prevention of hemorrhoids.

Pelvic Tilt

The pelvic tilt is another exercise that you can do.  This exercise is also referred to as the “angry cat”.  In order to perform this exercise, you will need to be on all fours.  This particular exercise strengthens your abdominal muscles and helps with easing back pain that you may experience during pregnancy and labor.

Squat

Although this is not a favorite position or exercise for many expecting mothers, this exercise helps open your pelvis.  Squatting will also help strengthen your thighs.

Tailor

This exercise is able to help open your pelvis and help loosen the joints of your hip.  This exercise also has the ability to ease pain and tension in your lower back and improve your posture.  This exercise is also known as the Cobbler Pose.

Walking

For some expecting mothers, power walking is not in the forecast, but walking will benefit you a lot more than you may realize.  Walking will keep you fit without affecting your knees and your ankles the way running may. 

Swimming

Swimming has been deemed the best of the best when it comes to expecting mothers.  Swimming gives your entire body a work out without overdoing it.  This is a great way to keep pregnancy weight to a minimum.

Low-Impact Aerobics

These type of aerobics strengthen your heart and has the ability to tone your body.  This is a great way to prepare your body for the changes and process that will occur in the near future.

Each of these exercises and techniques are great to keep an expecting mother fit and healthy without overworking or burning out the body.  Make sure that you keep yourself hydrated and consume healthy foods.

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