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How can exercising help reduce discomfort from round ligament pain?

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Get plenty of exercise to keep your stomach (core) muscles strong. Doing stretching exercises or prenatal yoga can be helpful. Ask your doctor which exercises are safe for you and your baby.

A helpful exercise involves putting your hands and knees on the floor, lowering your head, and pushing your backside into the air.

SOURCES:

American Pregnancy Association web site: "Round Ligament Pain."

Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health web site: "Pregnancy: Body Changes and Discomforts."

Ratcliffe, S. , 3rd edition, Elsevier Mosby, 2008. Family Medicine Obstetrics

Ferri, F, 1st edition, Mosby Elsevier, 2012. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2013,

Marx, J. , 7th edition, Mosby Elsevier, 2009. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

SOURCES:

American Pregnancy Association web site: "Round Ligament Pain."

Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health web site: "Pregnancy: Body Changes and Discomforts."

Ratcliffe, S. , 3rd edition, Elsevier Mosby, 2008. Family Medicine Obstetrics

Ferri, F, 1st edition, Mosby Elsevier, 2012. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2013,

Marx, J. , 7th edition, Mosby Elsevier, 2009. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

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