This exercise strengthens your trunk and thighs, helping you maintain a healthy lower back posture during your pregnancy.
Place your feet 25 to 30 centimetres (10 to 12 inches) from the wall.
Rest your back flat against the wall and slide down the wall until your knees are slightly bent.
Press your lower back against the wall by pulling in your stomach muscles.
Hold for 6 seconds, and then relax your stomach muscles and slide back up the wall.
Repeat 8 to 12 times.
Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Medical Review:Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology