Pregnancy Piriformis Stretch

Pregnancy Piriformis Stretch


I’m going to show you how to do a Piriformis
Stretch, which is a stretch for the muscle back here in your bottom of your glutes, which
can sometimes contribute to sciatic nerve pain that is common during pregnancy. So,
if you can do it laying down on your back and bringing your leg forward, as I did in
previous exercise videos, then go ahead and do it that way. If your stomach’s getting
larger and it’s too hard to either lay on your back, it’s uncomfortable, or you can’t
get your leg pulled up, then another way to do it is with an elevated surface, so a table
or the back of a couch, something that’s just higher up for you. What you’re going to do
is hold on for balance, bring the leg up that you want to stretch, have it supported across
your lower leg up through your knee, and then you’re just going to sit down into the stretch
here. If you sit down and you already feel a stretch there, then you can just hold that
position. If you don’t quite feel a stretch yet, you can lean forward over it, depending
on how big your belly is, if you can get into that position. Again, just waiting until you
feel a stretch right through here. Hold that position, about 30 seconds to a minute, whatever’s
comfortable for you. And then come back out of it, repeat sides. If you feel any pain,
cramping, or contractions during this stretch, then definitely stop and get ahold of your
doctor. This is your Piriformis Stretch.

One Reply to “Pregnancy Piriformis Stretch”

  1. Thank you so much! I was having problems with my piriformis and this is helping so much to relieve the pain

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