Stretch it MAMA! Stretching options for expecting Mothers.

22 Apr

For most healthy women experiencing normal pregnancies, stretching has numerous benefits, including:
• It relaxes the body and prepares it for delivery.
• It allows you to practice breathing.
• It helps to ease stress.
During pregnancy, levels of the hormone relaxin rise in a woman’s body. This hormone, which is believed to soften the pubic symphysis in the pelvis and facilitate labor, may be produced up to three months after childbirth. It relaxes ligaments, as well as muscles, and makes pregnant women and new mothers vulnerable to overstretching. Relaxin levels may also remain high after a miscarriage, which can put you at risk for stretching beyond your normal and healthy range.
Here are 6 stretching options. Please share the stretch love! 🙂

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