Pregnancy Stretches for Back, Legs, and Hips

pregnancy stretches for hips, back, legs

Since the pandemic rise from March 2020, there has been a significant decline in the birth rate. It was found that there are 300,000 fewer births from 2020, dropping the birthrate by 4%. December 2020 had an 8% decline from the previous December 2019. But with the vaccine being more readily available and people continuing to social distance, which has helped slowly lower the cases of Covid-19. With people spending more time at home in 2020, and things gradually opening back up, doctors have seen an increase in the past few months of women conceiving and expecting for the fall of 2021 into winter of 2021/2022.

With pregnancy can come general back, hip, and leg pains. Your body will start to increase the release relaxin hormones, as body shifting as it gets ready to prepare for delivery. Note that while stretching can provide relief, stretching too much or doing the wrong types of moves can be dangerous and cause injury.

It is important to stay moving throughout pregnancy to keep the mobility and flexibility you need for delivery. It can help you stay fit, relaxed, and prepared you for labor. If you’re suffering from generalized pain and round ligament pain during your pregnancy, try a few of these…

Back Pain


Hip Pain


Leg Pain


Taking part in exercise during pregnancy and seeking help from that of a physical therapist or chiropractor can greatly improve pain and allow you to enjoy pregnancy to its fullest. Doing the exercises everyday can ease the ache and joint pain associated with pregnancy and could also prepare your body for a successful labor.

Pregnant and suffering with round ligament pain? With 12, soon to be 13, Greater St. Louis area locations and an expert staff – we are here to help.

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