You are just beginning the exercises on my site. Think of them as play and a way to meet the many muscles of your body. Also, not on my site, lift your arms and release your upper body, making more room there for your ribs to expand and baby to come down later by helping those muscles that start high but reach low.
Please try the sidelying release also, its fantastic for most people, do it on both sides with a helper, and you can do it daily.
Please stretch your legs in deep lunges to help your psoas and alternately, squats for your legs. Look up hip openers on the internet and get going on hip flexibility.
Belly dancing movements and swishing your hips during pelvic tilts and while standing.
Try going the other way with those hula hoop moves on your birth ball!
Please see a professional myofascial person for additional pelvic alignment AND myofascial release.The chiropractor is great, necessary, but Chiropractors vary so extremely that I have no idea if you are getting the care you need for your situation. See professional help in my website for a list of what the chiropractor might add to your care.
Eat whole foods with little grain and milk, lots of dark leafy greens and smart fats, with salt to taste, and no “bad” fats. Smart fats are butter, avocados, cold pressed fish oils (Nordic Naturals are suggested or Spectrum –some conscientious brand) olive oil and coconut oil (extra virgin).
Borage oil is excellent to help hormonal function. You are doing everything well. These are additional supports for a great routine.
Term + 7 is Excellent! I’m impressed! Most women will start labor then, and if you do just start contractions, please consider giving yourself a day
to get active labor going. That said, even a little labor before a cesarean is beneficial to a healthy mom and baby.
Give yourself the opportunity to come into as much balance as you can.
Repeat the sidelying release
through a couple contractions ON EACH SIDE and between them. Follow the directions posted on my website excellently.
There are tricks in labor
Inlet, or “baby’s high,” -3 station
In the presence of regular contractions,
And if baby remains high, Walcher’s
(during and between 3 contractions.
Midpelvis, or ‘0″ station
Put your longer leg up on a stool during contractions with your foot and knee pointing towards your side for lunges through contractions (but not in-between) and open up that side of your pelvis and pelvic floor.
Outlet, “+2” station
Sidelying release works at all stations (all 3 levels) so do myofascial releases preventively as soon as contractions are regular enough to do it during 3 contractions on each side.
I have so much to say I should get off the email and write the ____ book!
Let’s see if we can find what your pelvis needs. The soft tissue body work will open your muscles and let your pelvic diameters expand.
Please keep in touch as I would like to learn from your situation.
Much love and support for your VBAC!