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This exercise strengthens your trunk and thighs, helping you maintain a healthy lower back posture during your pregnancy.

  1. Place your feet 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 centimeters) from the wall.
  2. Rest your back flat against the wall and slide down the wall until your knees are slightly bent.
  3. Press your lower back against the wall by pulling in your stomach muscles.
  4. Hold for 6 seconds, and then relax your stomach muscles and slide back up the wall.
  5. Repeat 8 to 12 times.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedJuly 23, 2012

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: July 23, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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