I've been seeing Dr. Aliya as a patient for my prenatal care and it is REALLY helping me feel my best. She is a chiropractor, a total pre and post natal expert and a mama herself.
Outside of seeing her, I do these exercises in the video at home and kegels too all in an effort to strengthen my body and give my bambina as much room to grow as possible. I have also found that since entering my third trimester, walking and yoga are really the only two forms physical activity I feel good doing. If you are pregnant, the key is to really listen to your body. Some women can maintain a similar level of activity pre-pregnancy until 40 weeks, others (myself included) cannot.
Of course ultimately I'm hoping that these exercises on the the ball and my moderate physical activity will help me have an easier birthing experience by reducing tension in my body.
I really have no expectations of how my birthing experience will be. I've heard the horror stories as well as many wonderful birthing stories and everything in between. I'm going into it with open mind and preparing my body as best as I possibly can. This is what I recommend to you! Stay positive and also have an open mind.
In this video, Dr. Aliya will talk about the benefits of chiro treatments and we will show you the three exercises you can do at home.
Unfortunately we didn't get into the benefits of "twerking" but I do that regularly too, around the house especially when listening to Queen B!
According to Dr. Aliya, seeing a chiropractor and doing these exercises regularly can:
1. Help to alleviate discomfort and pain due to pregnancy
2. Promote pelvic alignment and balance in the spine
3. Reduce tension in the muscles and ligaments connected to the uterus helping baby get into optimal head down position.
4. Prepare your body for labour and delivery
Here's the video, I hope you enjoy it and find these exercises useful:
What are you doing to take care of your pregnant body, share below! I love hearing from you.
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