The Gentle Mom-to-Be Workout

Leg Lift

  • Lie on your side with your bottom leg bent and relaxed and your head resting on your arm.
  • Breathing out, lift your top leg up and slightly back, foot flexed, so that it's parallel to the floor.
  • Lower leg and repeat.

Benefits
Leg lifts strengthen and firm hip and buttock muscles and also stretch the hip muscle that is shortened later in pregnancy.

Precautions
Skip this exercise if you have sciatica or if lifting your leg hurts.

 VIDEO: Pregnancy Exercises

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