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The Perfect Prenatal Circuit Workout

Total-body exercises to prime your pregnant-woman chassis for labor and delivery.

Quadruped Extension: Pregnancy hormones relax the joints in your pelvic area, shifting your alignment. A strong core will help keep your balance in check and prevent poor posture (which can exacerbate back pain). Plus, the stronger your abs are prebaby, the easier it will be to lose the pooch later on. This is a must-do move for your middle.

Instructions: Get on your hands and knees with wrists aligned under shoulders and knees under hips. Slowly extend your right leg to hip height behind you, then extend your left arm to shoulder height in front of you [Shown].

Hold for 2 to 5 breaths. Return to starting position and repeat on opposite side to complete set. Do 1 set of 12 to 15 reps, then go right into the next move.

Photography By Ted & Debbie

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<p> <strong>Jeanine Detz</strong> is a National Academy of Sports Medicine– certified trainer and a deputy editor of <i>SHAPE</i>&nbsp; magazine.

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