With the approaching delivery date, the baby naturally makes the movement of turning the head down. This position is essential if labor is to be normal.
However, sometimes the baby can not take this position, and as such, there are exercises that can help in order to prevent this problem.
Check out 3 exercises to help the baby turn upside down, and these should be performed after 32 weeks, before informing the obstetrician.
Exercises to help baby turn upside down
The following exercises will stimulate the stretching of the pelvic ligaments, which together with gravity will help the baby to stay in the correct position.
But before we explain how to do the exercises, it is important to prepare yourself properly. Thus, in order to perform these exercises, the pregnant woman must:
- wear comfortable clothing;
- eat a little chocolate, suck a candy or talk to the baby, to make sure he is awake when he does the exercises;
- being on an empty stomach so as not to be sick or with heartburn;
- have someone with you, to ensure that the exercises are done safely and correctly.
Place a cushion on the floor and assume the four-position position. Then lower your head, lift your buttocks so that you are only with your arms and your head resting on the floor. You should hold this position for about 10 minutes, three to four times daily.
Place a cushion on the floor near the bed. Then, place yourself on your knees on the bed, on your edge, and tilt your body towards the cushion. You should rest your forearms on the cushion and your head on them. Do this exercise 3 times a day. In the first week hold for 5 minutes, and increase each week plus 5 to a maximum of 15 minutes.
Lie on the floor and place your feet on a chair or bed. Then raise your hip as high as you can. Hold this position for 15 to 20 minutes, three times a day. To be more comfortable, place a pillow under your back.