Simple Exercises to Improve your Pregnancy and Labor

by | Sep 5, 2014 | Birth Parent Blog

Close-up of a pregnant woman cradling her bellyThe best position for your baby to be born is head down and facing to your back. Typically, babies will get into this position naturally by the end of pregnancy. Here are a few tips you can do to help your baby to get into right position…

Sleeping on your left side with your hips stacked on top of one another is the best position to sleep in during pregnancy. You can use some pillows to keep in this position. If you wake up in a different position don’t worry; your body knows what it’s doing. Waking up in the middle of the night (while annoying) is your body’s way of making sure you are in the best position.

When you’re sitting, try to sit up straight and not in a slouched position on your tailbone. Try not to cross your legs and feet. When you’re walking or standing, allow your lower back to bend forward just a bit, to put gravity to work. But be careful not to arch your back.

This video shares seven poses that will help your baby get into the right position for birth:

When you’re in these poses, let your belly relax and lightly cradle your baby. This way, he or she can get into the best position for birth. Every pregnant woman’s body is different, so if you find that a position is not comfortable for you, you can stop doing it.

Heather Featherston

Written by Heather Featherston

As Vice President of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.

Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.

As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.

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