Abdominal pain is a very common health disorder that occurs during pregnancy during the second trimester. This pain is caused by round ligaments as a uterine support that continues to stretch during pregnancy. Just like muscle performance, these ligaments can contract and relax, but the process is much slower. Every movement (including standing quickly after sitting, laughing, or coughing) which causes the ligaments to stretch due to rapid contractions, can cause a woman to experience round ligament pain for several seconds.
To help relieve pain, multiply rest and do some movements that can train your abdominal muscles.
Strengthening Abdominal Muscles
Purpose: To strengthen and flex the abdominal muscles and improve blood circulation in the body.
- Raise your legs - Position your body on your back with your back and legs parallel to the floor and bend your knees. Lift one knee towards the chest as close as possible then stretch your legs toward the ceiling. Bend your knees and feet back to the floor. When doing this exercise, put a little pressure on your back and floor. Do the same movement with the other foot. Repeat this movement 10 times every day.
- Kiss your knee - Position your body on your back with your back and legs parallel to the floor. Bend your knees while raising your head and try to move your knees toward your nose as close as possible. Do the same movement with the other foot. Repeat this movement 10 times every day.
- When done, scroll to the right or left to wake up.
The supine position should only be done for a few minutes during exercise. Because the position of the supine creates too much pressure on the main blood vessels so that blood circulation can be disrupted.