Exhaling to a count of four lower your arms to the starting position see Figure a

Figure 17-1:

Strengthening your back and arms gives you courage during and after childbirth.

Figure 17-1:

Strengthening your back and arms gives you courage during and after childbirth.

Repeat this exercise six to eight times, pause to rest for as long as you need, and then do six to eight more repetitions with your left leg straightened.

Opening the Way

Opening the Way is an exercise that helps to prepare your pelvic girdle for childbirth by opening your groin and supporting the relaxation and release in your pelvis. The pelvic girdle is the boney structure surrounding your pelvis. During vaginal childbirth, the baby passes through the opening in the pelvic girdle. The exercise also strengthens and tones your upper torso, including your back and spine, and teaches you to breathe fully by encouraging good posture. Breathing properly with good posture is a big help during childbirth, when comfort matters so much.

Grab your lightest hand weights and two folded blankets for this exercise. Follow these steps to open the way:

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