Upper Body Exercises | Part 3

Upper Body Exercises | Part 3

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This exercise helps to strengthen and tone arm muscles.

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Upper Body Exercises – 3:

• Arms are important for pushing stage of labor
• Arms help carry the baby post birth

Exercise technique:

1. Stand on a non-slip mat with legs hip width apart
2. Now, hold your arms up on the side such that they are at right
angles to your body. Your fingers should be pointing
3. Next, pulse your hands outwards 8 times
4. Similarly, pulse your hands facing forwards 8 times; pulse it
backwards 8 times; and finally pulse it facing down 8 times

Warning Signs:

• Pain in the pelvis, vagina, or groin
• Abdominal discomfort
• Shortness of breath
• Leakage or bleeding from the vagina
• Exceptional fetal activity


• Exercising will prevent any dramatic postural changes
• Helps you bounce back into shape once your baby arrives
• Do not exhaust yourself
• Avoid exercising on an empty stomach