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Pregnancy Creates a Special Need for Exercise
The Pelvic Floor
The Abdominal Muscles
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abdominal muscles abdominal wall achieve activity anesthesia arms avoid baby baby's backache become bend birth canal bladder blood body buttocks caesarean calf muscles cause cervix chest childbearing childbirth circulation cles comfort corset curl-up deep breathing diaphragm diaphragmatic breathing discomfort easier episiotomy exhalation fatigue feel feet foot force of gravity forward front head hip flexors hips home birth important increased joints knees labor and delivery legs lifting ligaments lower back lumbar lungs Lying mother movement occur outward breath pain partner passive pelvic floor contractions pelvic floor muscles pelvic organs pelvic tilt perform perineal perineum physical pillow position postpartum posture preg pregnancy pressure progress pull push raise recti muscles reflex relaxation release relieve rest second stage shoulders sitting sphincter spine squatting stage of labor standing straight strain stress stretch techniques tense tension thigh tighten tion tissue trunk urine uterus vaginal weight women