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KEGELS: EXERCISES FOR AN EASIER DELIVERY

Kegel exercises strengthen all the muscles supporting your uro-genital tract. Nature intends the pelvic floor muscles to relax somewhat during pregnancy to prepare for delivery of the baby. But if ...

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Kegel exercise - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Kegel exercise, named after Dr. Arnold Kegel, consists of contracting and relaxing the muscles which form part of the pelvic floor (sometimes called the "Kegel muscles").

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Includes articles and information about Kegel exercises.

Kegel Exercises – Information about Kegel Exercises Answers to commonly asked questions about Kegel exercises, including what are Kegel exercises, why do Kegel exercises, and instructions on how to ...

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Top Recommended Exercises

Before you begin exercising, remember that it is important to talk to your health care provider. If you are already exercising, you may be able to keep up with your routine and adapt it as you grow. ...

www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/toprecommendedexercises.html

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Fitness

Ready to make your pregnancy a fit pregnancy? Here you'll find workouts geared toward each stage of your pregnancy, plus postnatal pound-blasting exercises to help get your body back after delivery. ...

www.fitpregnancy.com/fitness/

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Best exercises for the first month

When to start Pelvic floor strengthener (Kegels) Push-ups Head and shoulder raises Pelvic tilt When to start Many obstetricians and midwives suggest waiting until your six-week postpartum checkup ...

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Exercise

Getting regular exercise during your pregnancy will help you stay healthy, keep your weight gain in a safe range, lose weight faster after pregnancy, improve your mood, reduce your stress, and help ...

www.med.umich.edu/obgyn/smartmoms/pregnancy/exercise/index.htm

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Prenatal Exercises

During pregnancy your body experiences dramatic physiological changes that require a carefully designed exercise program.

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Ten Minutes to Back Pain Relief during Pregnancy

Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to all the joys that accompany the next nine months: hearing baby's heartbeat for the first time, seeing your little one on the ultrasound screen, and ...

www.expectantmothersguide.com/library/EUSbackpain.htm

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Four exercises to ease aches and help with labor

Kegels Pelvic tilt or angry cat Squat Tailor or Cobbler Pose No one — not your doctor, midwife, or even your mother — can reliably predict how your labor will progress. Fortunately, there are a few ...

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