According to experts, exercise before childbirth can work wonders and completely transform your childbirth experience! The best part is, there are certain super helpful exercises that can loosen your hips and make childbirth easier and less stressful. So get ready to move those hips!
These exercises can be done gently and at a relaxed pace, and the best part is, you can do them in the comfort of your own home. Here are some poses and exercises that will help loosen your hips and strengthen your pelvic muscles in preparation for the big day:
- Turkish position: Sit with your legs crossed and squeeze your vagina and anus for 10 to 15 seconds. To see results, repeat several times and perform this exercise several times a week. Squeeze and release!
- Squats: They’re great for strengthening the muscles in your legs and hips, which will be very helpful during childbirth. Stand with your feet open at shoulder-width and bend your knees as if you were sitting on an invisible chair. Up and down, up and down!
- Cat pose: Place your knees and palms on the floor, with your knees spread shoulder-width apart. Then arch your back, take deep breaths, and return to the starting position. Repeat a couple times.
- Butterfly pose: Sit with a straight back and the soles of your feet together. Then press your knees down and hold the pressure for a few seconds.
Remember, while nobody can guarantee how your childbirth experience will be, these preparation exercises can increase your chances of having a smoother delivery. Just make sure you check with your doctor if these movements are safe for you before trying any exercises. Experts recommend exercising moderately to prepare your body and make childbirth easier. So don’t wait any longer, get moving!