Pregnancy Modified Squat Exercise

Commonly Used For: Pregnancy-Related Pain.

Video Transcription: I'm going to show you how to do a Modified Squat Exercise, which is a good way to do squats during pregnancy if doing the regular squats that I've demonstrated in my previous exercise videos are too difficult for you. So, what you're going to need is an exercise ball [here's a Swiss Ball via], that you can get at any sporting goods store or online. You're going to put it up against the wall, turn around, put it so it fills in the small of your back there, lean into it a little bit. You want to make sure your feet are about hip distance apart and your toes are pointing straight forward. And then, you're just going to slowly squat down and come back up. You want your bottom to kind of follow the curve of the ball as you go down and up, just leaning back into the ball, letting it give you support, making this exercise a little bit easier during pregnancy. Down and up. If at any point you feel pain, cramping, contractions during this exercise, then you need to stop and contact your doctor. So, this is your Modified Squat Exercise.


WARNING! These exercise demonstration videos are designed to be educational. Please consult with your doctor before attempting to perform any of these exercises. If you experience any pain or discomfort, do not continue the exercise. STOP and consult your doctor!