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Squatting in pregnancy and labor

woman squatting

Let's talk about squatting for a few seconds, shall we. Ina May Gaskin recommends 300 squats a day during pregnancy. NOTE: these are not traditional squats but rather a resting squat like the picture shows (so not up/down exercise). Squat and hang out there for a little bit. Repeat. Do it all the time. Repeat.

In labor: squatting is beneficial, but only if baby is at a low station. Squatting closes your upper pelvis and opens the lower pelvis- this is great when babe is low, but can be a detriment when babe is high in your pelvis and needs to work his/her way down.

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