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Private Practice: Since 1980 to the present
Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Infertility, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency: Ob/Gyn, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL and
Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
MD: University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Instructor: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christ Community Hospital,
MacNeal Memorial Hospital and Palos Community Hospital
Dr. Miller

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Relieving Back Pain During Pregnancy: Pelvic Tilt, Leg LiftEjercicios para aliviar el dolor de espalda durante el embarazo: Inclinaci³n de la pelvis y levantamiento de las piernas

Relieving Back Pain During Pregnancy: Pelvic Tilt, Leg Lift

Before trying these exercises, talk to your healthcare provider to make sure they are safe for you. Ask your healthcare provider how many times to do each exercise.

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Pelvic Tilt

This exercise stretches muscles in the buttocks and lower back. It also strengthens your abdomen and helps "set up" good posture.

  1. Get on your hands and knees with your back straight. A mat can help cushion your knees.

  2. Try to pull your abdominal muscles in. Tuck in your buttocks. This will tilt your pelvis up. As your pelvis tilts, your back will rise toward the ceiling.

  3. Hold and count to 5, then relax.

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Leg Lifts

This strengthens the muscles of your back, buttocks, and abdomen.

  1. Get down on your hands and knees. Put your arms directly under your shoulders. Keep your knees shoulder-width apart.

  2. Round your back. Then lift your left knee and gently bring it toward your elbow. Look at your knee as you raise it. (Stop moving your knee if you feel pressure in your abdomen.)

  3. Keeping your knee slightly bent, extend your leg. Lift your leg until you feel a stretch in your low back. Don't lift your leg higher than your hip.

  4. Hold for 5 counts, then lower your left leg. Repeat the exercise with your right leg.

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Date Last Reviewed: 2006-01-01T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2003-12-29T00:00:00-07:00

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