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I am not sure how some preg. mama's exercise, lol. All I can seem to do is (barely) keep up on some household chores, kids and relax. I mostly lay on the couch or in a recliner but something in the back of my mind keeps telling me that I need to be relaxing on the floor somehow? Hands and knees? I do try to read the paper on my hands and knees, lol. But how do you relax at home?
 

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In bed with soft fluffy covers pulled up to my chin. Generally laying on one side with my top leg way over towards my front so that it rests on the bed too.<br><br>
Like the lady in red from <a href="http://spinningbabies.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=99999999" target="_blank">this page</a> only not as far over cause I don't make a nest.
 

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I think the only time I really relax is when hubby is home and lock every one out and hide out in the bath tub. Its a little peice of heaven.
 

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I second the bathtub, but if your intution is telling you to get on your hands and knees or on the floor, you might want to do some research about baby positioning. I know my midwives told me that slouching on the couch, (a very common thing to want to do when preg. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) with your feet up is the worst position for baby. It creates a sort of hammock and the baby curls up weird and it makes trouble for mama during labor. They told me to sit on my birth ball when on the comp or watching a movie, as it encourages good posture. I'm sure some other mama's have more info on this.<br><br>
HTH!
 

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All I do is read a book and watch movies. Walking has been good but I'm exhausted by the time I'm done.
 

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you might try "child's pose." start on hands and knees, then bring your big toes together and separate your knees a little wider than your rib cage. put your hips on your heals, and bring your forehead to the floor or to a pillow. arms can be reaching overhead (and relaxed) or relaxed back toward your feet.
 

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Child's pose makes me feel like all the blood is stuck in my head (think hanging upside down) and my head is gonna pop off. It's the only yoga pose that is uncomfortable for me so far. My belly's not to terribly big right now either. I don't get it.<br><br>
I relax by, uh, sleeping. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Or walking the dog. Or cleaning.
 
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