Get It Straight Workout
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The combination of extra pregnancy weight and poor alignment puts excess pressure on the spinal bones (vertebrae), disks, ligaments and nerves. The common habit of thrusting your pelvis forward makes matters worse. Rather than tucking your pelvis and tailbone under to decompress your spine, which flattens your back, you can train yourself to gently put your pelvis into alignment.
Align your spine
Stand barefoot in your normal posture. Do you feel your weight on the front of your feet? If so, back your hips up slightly, until you feel your weight stack evenly over your heels [shown]. Make sure you can lift your toes. As you gain weight throughout your pregnancy, slide your hips back to take the pressure off your lower back and pelvis.