Exercises During Labor Video

This is an excellent, demonstration filled, instructional video of several different stretches that can be performed during labor to relieve some of the pain. These stretches can even make the duration of labor go by quicker and easier.
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Exercises During Labor The contents of this video are for informational purposes only, it is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or before seeking any new treatment. Hi, thanks for watching baby belly fitness. My name is Kelly McBride with babyessentials.com. Today we’re talking about exercises that you can do during labor. Okay, mommies so you’ve exercised throughout your pregnancy you prepared your body by keeping it strong and healthy and even prepared it for labor and delivery. So what else is there to do? Well you could actually exercise during labor itself. Now, labor and delivery does put stress on particular muscles and joints during the labor process but there are exercises that you can do to help alleviate some of the pain of the contraction and open up the pelvis and give more room for the baby. So you may choose to use a birthing ball. Now a birthing ball is just a simple exercise ball and it’s a great tool that you can use throughout your pregnancy and burn. And here we have Deb a lovely third trimester mom who has used the ball throughout her pregnancy and then tends on bringing it into the labor room with her. So these are just some of the exercises that you might choose to do during labor. So the first one would be the forward kneeling stretch on the ball she is going to come on out and allow her head to become against the ball and her head will be supported. And in this position she can rock gently from side to side this will help open up her pelvis and even help alleviate some of the pain that she might be having. Now if she is having back pain, this will help allow the baby to drop away from the mom’s vine. Now the second exercise is the supported kneeling. And this exercise would be a dub to heavy energy that holds her body. This ball will support the weight of her body as she lays it over the ball. If the mom is experiencing back pain this is also a great tool. She’ll rock back and fort gently allowing her body to open and release. Pelvic tilt and hip circles are an amazing exercise and they feel fantastic during labor. And she’s going to do some hip circles so gently just swirl the ball around. It helps open up the back of the pelvis and once again helps release some of the discomfort that she might be having. And our last exercise is deep squatting. Now deep squatting is particularly effective during labor because it can open up the pelvis on those a quarter of an inch. Therefore giving the baby just a little bit more room to touch down through the birth canal but squatting is tiring so be sure to practice it throughout your pregnancy. So practically you need exercises during labor. Reduce your labor time and quicken your postpartum recovery. So I hope some of these tips have helped. Thanks for watching and have a great day. This is Kelly McBride with babyessentials.com.

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