18 Safe Transverse Abdominis Exercises (You Can Do During Pregnancy)

Is It Safe To Do Ab Exercises In Pregnancy?

Yes, it’s safe to do ab exercises during pregnancy. In fact, it’s ideal to keep your core strong as you get into the 2nd and 3rd trimesters.

Benefits Of Strengthening Your Core During Pregnancy

– Decreased risk of diastasic recti – Improved posture – Decrease risk of low back pain – Increased postpartum recovery

What Is Diastasis Recti?

Diastasis recti is a condition where the muscles of your six-pack separate along the midline.

Now let's get to the exercises...

#1 Posterior Pelvic Tilts

It helps to restore your hips and lumbar spine into a normal anatomical neutral position.

#2 Diaphragmatic Breathing

The second exercise to teach you how to isolate the transverse abdominis muscle is diaphragmatic breathing.

#3 Cat Cow

The third exercise that can help isolate the TVA muscle is the cat cow. You may be familiar with this exercise from yoga.

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