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Pelvic Tilt


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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.

  1. Keep your knees relaxed.
  2. Tighten your abdominal and buttocks muscles.
  3. At the same time, gently shift your pelvis upward. This should flatten the curve in your back.
  4. Hold for a count of 10 and relax.
  5. Gradually increase the number of tilts you do each day, to your comfort level.
ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedNovember 10, 2010

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