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Exercise your way to an easier labour

Keeping up a regular exercise routine for pregnancy is really important. Following a suitable diet and fitness regime is actually beneficial and won’t cause any harm to your baby.

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There are plenty of safe ways you can stay in shape while pregnant. In fact, it’s actually recommended for mummies-to-be, as it can help you to have an easier labour. Being fit and in shape will provide you with the strength, stamina and flexibility to face labour head on! Here are five safe exercises to try during your pregnancy that will make for an easier labour and delivery!

5. Tailor pose

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You can get your hip and pelvic bones to be more flexible in anticipation of labour and delivery by regularly doing the tailor pose. This routine also trains you to improve your posture thus relieving stress off your lower back. It is a simple exercise to do – all you need is yourself and a wall!

What you do is sit on the floor with your back straight against the wall. You should then have both soles of your feet touching each other gently. Then push your knees slowly against the floor, taking care not to overstress your back and thigh muscles. Stay in this position for about 10 to 20 seconds and repeat this pose a couple of times every day. For pregnant mummies who are doing yoga, the tailor pose is called the ‘butterfly pose’ in yoga.

What other exercises do you like to do during your pregnancy? Share them with us in the comments!

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