5 simple exercises from stretch marks in pregnancy

Stretching on the abdomen during pregnancy is a common occurrence, but not inevitable. Ordinary stretching exercises will help you form a natural bandage, recover after the birth of the child and maintain the elasticity of your skin.

To get the skin hurt as little as possible, start caring for yourself as soon as you find out about your interesting situation. Use a special cream to prevent the appearance of striae, and regularly perform a simple set of exercises: he will prepare the muscles and skin for subsequent workloads. Elastic muscles are easier to stretch and quickly return to the initial state after childbirth.


Place your feet on the width of your shoulders, lower your arms, keep your back straight. Tie your hands in the lock. On inhaling, stand on your toes, while raising your arms up, tilt your head back and look at the linked hands. Stay in this position for 10 seconds, breathe freely. So we stretch the straight abdominal muscle, because she will have to take on the bulk of the load with a growing abdomen. After 15 weeks of pregnancy, raise your hands only to shoulder level.


Stand on your knees, feet shoulder-width apart, your back straight, your arms down. Feet spread wider than shoulders. Inhale, raise your hands to the sides and look forward. While exhaling, turn the body to the left, lean back and, without crouching, grasp the right hand with your left hand. The right hand pull forward and watch her look. Remain in this position for 20 seconds, then return to the starting position. Change sides. Now we stretch the oblique abdominal muscles, which in the future will serve as a bandage.

In dynamics

Get on your knees and drop on your forearms (elbows), look strictly down. On inhaling, pull the straight arm forward, on exhalation, return it to its original position. Simultaneous traction of the straight and oblique abdominal muscles will help relieve the lower back.


Lie on your stomach, as long as it allows, pull your hands forward, touch the floor with your forehead. Breathe freely, with each breath, move further, increasing in length. Remain in this position for at least 1 minute. The relaxed rectus muscle can grow in length. And when the stomach grows up, quietly turn over on your back and perform the same movement.


Lie on your back, legs bent at the knees are spread out to the sides. Hands on the floor are elongated and also diluted to the sides. Breathe freely and stay in this position for at least 30-40 seconds. Stretching the oblique abdominal muscles in the prone position perfectly helps and from constipation.

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