Ease your lower back
This exercise strengthens the big muscles in your bum and thighs. They can then help take the pressure off your lower back muscles, which worked hard throughout your pregnancy to support the weight of your growing bump. As well as protecting your back, this exercise also strengthens your pelvic floor muscles, which are automatically activated during the movement.
Stand with your feet wider than your hips, with your feet slightly turned out. Keep your chest up and your shoulder blades pressed together.
Support your baby by placing one hand under his bum, and one on his back, then bend your knees, stick your bum out and squat down as if you are trying to sit in a chair. Sink to a range that you feel comfortable with, but don’t go any lower than knee level.
Press your heels into the ground and slowly rise back up to your starting position.
Your baby is the perfect weight to help you exercise. He’s at his lightest when you’re at your weakest, but increases in weight to keep challenging your muscles as you grow stronger.