14 Amazing Exercises for Your 1st Trimester

During your first trimester of pregnancy, your body experiences many changes. While some of these changes are exhilarating, others can stifle your breathtaking journey. Exercising will not only improve your mood, it will also prepare you for childbirth; but you’ll need to proceed with care. Make sure you discuss your exercise routines, new or old, with your healthcare provider. If he or she gives you the green light, give these 14 exercises a try – we promise you’ll love them!

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Benefits:

Stabilizes and enhances your trunk muscles
Relieves and prevents lower back pain

Muscles Used:

Primary:
Rectus Abdominis
Obliques
Iliopsoas

Secondary:
Arm Flexors/Extensors

How to Do It:

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet lifted and parallel to the floor. (If this hurts your lower back, keep your feet on the floor.) Inhale and reach your arms toward the ceiling. Exhale and reach your arms toward your feet (parallel to the floor) as you lift your head (using your abdominal muscles), and slightly roll up until your shoulder blades are barely off the floor.
  2. Inhale through your nose five times – quickly – and keep rhythm with your arms. Exhale forcefully through your mouth five times– quickly – and keep rhythm with your arms.
  3. Hold the position and repeat Step Two 10 times (for a total of 100 breaths/beats).

Advanced:

Extend your legs out at a 45-degree angle.

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14 Amazing Exercises for Your 1st Trimester

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  1. Profile photo of Rachael Rachael says:

    Thanks for the helpful exercises during pregnancy. I will be using them for sure.

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