There are many benefits to exercising during pregnancy. Exercise can help you have a shorter labor, relieve commons discomforts such as back ache, increase endorphins, and can help prepare for labour.

Squats are excellent to practice while pregnant. They help increase the pelvic floor muscles – which are used during childbirth. Squats can help prevent low back pain and pelvic pain.

Squats also prepare for labor as they help baby descend further down the birth canal. During labor, squats, help relieve back pain, helps to widen the pelvis, uses gravity to help assist the baby descent, requires less bearing-down effort and make help bring on the urge to push.

Avoid squats if you are over 30 weeks pregnant and the baby is not in the optimal birth position such as breech. You want baby to be in the optimal positive first, before guide them down the birth canal.

Squat 300 times a day and you are going to give birth quicker. – Ina May Gaskin.

Practice prenatal yoga every week.  Sign up today. Practice squats and other poses that help prepare for birth and labor.

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“Squat 300 times a day and you are going to give birth quicker.” – Ina May Gaskin.