Pregnancy Exercises!

Hmm...preggercises?

Walking and doing your kegels will help strengthen your pelvic muscles for the BIG DAY. And the cool thing about kegels (besides building pelvic muscles), is that you can do them just about anywhere and anytime. You can do them while folding, laundry, washing dishes, shopping, chatting online, reading, or while working for example. And, also, no one will be aware you're doing them!

How to do Kegel exercises

First, as you are sitting or lying down, try to contract the muscles you would use to stop urinating. You should feel your pelvic muscles squeezing your urethra and anus. If your stomach or buttocks muscles tighten, you are not exercising the right muscles.
When you've found the right way to contract the pelvic muscles, squeeze for 3 seconds and then relax for 3 seconds.
Repeat this exercise 10 to 15 times each session. Try to do this at least 3 times a day.

Other exercises I did were simple leg lifts on the bed or up against a wall. I also had my yoga ball.

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Melissa MiddletonPennington Gap, Virginia
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    5Tabitha
    Squats are a great pregnancy exercise, too.
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    08/14/14
    Melissa Middleton
    Yes, those, too! I was always afraid I would get so big I wouldn't be able to get back up but it never happened--thank goodness.
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    08/14/14
    5Tabitha
    I know! After so long I would only do them when hubby was home, just in case.
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      08/14/14
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      08/14/14
      Melissa Middleton
      I am so sorry. :/ Did it seems longer to you with being on bed rest? It would have been torture for me but worth it though.
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        08/14/14
        8Theresa Gould
        I like the preggercises too! Very cute! I still try to do kegels if I think of them.
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        08/14/14
        Melissa Middleton
        Yeah, I still do mine as well when I think of them. I was doing them as I wrote this. :)
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          09/02/14
          thank you Melisssa
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          09/02/14
          Melissa Middleton
          You are welcome, Citra. :)
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          Mother of an active son, a precious baby girl, & a diva step-daughter (who lives with us). I am an artist, baker, organic gardener, frugal liver, & a Christian--happily married to my best-friend. Blogger at www.chasingwildhorses.com