Prenatal Back Pain Relief – Mommy Moves

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Prenatal Back Pain Relief Exercise – Wall Cat Cow

This month’s Mommy Moves exercise for pregnant mamas is a fun twist on the traditional cat cow stretch. This exercise is a great way to help relieve back pain that many pregnant mamas unfortunately experience.

If you’re a new follower to our Mommy Moves series, be sure to check out last month’s exercise, which is a great labor prep exercise, November’s prenatal hip opener and October’s featured exercise to help baby get into an optimal position for birth. Our Mommy Moves series highlights a new prenatal and postpartum exercise each month. If you have any requests of issues or body parts that you’d like us to address in an upcoming  feature, please email us.

January Prenatal Mommy Move: Prenatal Back Pain Relief – Wall Cat Cow

Kneel in front of a wall and place hands on the wall. (Optional: Straddle a bolster or pillow or place cushions anywhere you need to to make the position comfortable for you.) Slowly exhale, press hands into the wall, round your back and contract your abdominals. Slowly inhale, walk hands up the wall and let your head drop between your arms. Walk hands back down and repeat. This is a great exercise to do right when you wake up in the morning and before going to bed at night, for one minute each time.

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