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    Pelvic Tilt

    Pelvic-tilt exercise

    This exercise strengthens your lower back and pelvis. It is for use during the first 4 months of pregnancy. After this point, lying on your back is not recommended, because it can cause blood circulation problems for you and your fetus.

    1. Lie on your back.
    2. Keep your knees relaxed.
    3. Tighten your belly and buttocks muscles.
    4. At the same time, gently shift your pelvis upward. This should flatten the curve in your back.
    5. Hold for 6 seconds and then relax.
    6. Gradually increase the number of tilts you do each day, to your comfort level.
    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Last Revised July 23, 2012

    Last Revised: July 23, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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