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Modified Head Lift
- Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
- Brace your abdomen by placing your arms across it as if you were hugging yourself.
- Breathe out, lift your head and hold for three counts. Then slowly lower your head back to the floor.
- Head lifts strengthen weak abdominal muscles, relieving backache and helping to support the baby.
- The modified head lift helps to minimize the lower-back pain caused by an abdominal split.
Avoid exercising on your back for longer than a few minutes at a time. If you become dizzy, or if your healthcare provider has warned you not to lie on your back, do the pelvic tilt instead.
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