Pregnant Women Pelvis Rock Exercise to Strengthen Abdomen and Have Less Pain

I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it! I am Dr. Katie Sleigh of Sleigh Family Chiropractic and I would like to introduce all pregnant women to the pelvic rock exercise. This exercise is very important for most pregnant women to do. As always you should first check with your doctor to make sure that any new exercise it is safe for you to do. Start off on hands and knees with the back as flat as possible. Then imagine you are pulling your belly button toward the spine. This will help to activate your abdominal muscles while keeping your spine in a neutral position. Avoid arching the back upward or letting it fall downward. Then tilt the pelvis as though you are bringing your tailbone toward your chin. Then return to a neutral position and repeat. This exercise will both help strengthen your abdominals as well as help stretch your lower back. You should not have pain with this exercise. If you do, discontinue the exercise and talk with your doctor. I help many pregnant women have healthier, less painful pregnancies, labors, and deliveries. It is extremely important for pregnant women to stay active and fit throughout their pregnancy. As the center of gravity changes with the growing belly, the future mother will have altered her posture. The pelvis will rock forward, the upper back will lean backward, and the head will come forward. This altered posture leads to an increase in the curve in the lower back which jams the joints together and leads to low back pain. But this does not

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  1. kit1986kat says:

    Hi will this help with a tilted uterus in correcting it?

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