Stretches for Pregnancy and Postpartum #2

Stretching is a great way to relieve the aches and pains that often accompany pregnancy and postpartum. And I’ve got a great series of stretches for you to try as we head into the weekend!

As I mentioned yesterday, don’t overstretch, especially if you are pregnant. Your joints are more lax than normal because of the relaxin in your system. Hold each stretch for 30-45 seconds or longer if you need extra attention in an area.

1. Lying Quad Stretch

2. Lunge with Twist

3. Knee to Chest

4. Lying Pectoral Stretch

5. Side-lying Rotation

Take long, deep breaths while you’re stretching. Really breathe into each stretch and try to relax your muscles with every breath.

Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

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