This exercise strengthens your lower back and pelvis. It is for use during the first 4 months of pregnancy. After this point, lying on your back is not recommended, because it can cause blood circulation problems for you and your fetus.
- Lie on your back.
- Keep your knees relaxed.
- Tighten your belly and buttocks muscles.
- At the same time, gently shift your pelvis upward. This should flatten the curve in your back.
- Hold for 6 seconds and then relax.
- Gradually increase the number of tilts you do each day, to your comfort level.
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014