After the birth you’ll spend a lot of time carrying your child, breastfeeding and doing housework. All these activities can put strain on your shoulders and lead to pain in your back and arms. We’ve put together a few loosening and stretching exercises for you.
To relax your shoulders, arms and back muscles (can be repeated as often as required)
Important: this is supposed to be a gentle stretch and shouldn’t hurt. You can do this exercise anywhere and at any time. If you feel up to it you can start this exercise shortly after the birth.
Give it a try!
Katharina Quack Lötscher
Doctor and president of PEBS (preventive nutrition and exercise
counselling during pregnancy and up to a year after birth)