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How can I safely work my core muscles while I'm pregnant?

What type of exercises you can perform for your core is dependent upon which trimester you are currently in. In the first trimester, focus on core stabilization exercises like prone iso abs (planks) tube walking, and standing cable hip extensions. Once you have entered the second and third trimesters it is not advised you lay down completely flat on your stomach or back as it can cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. Once into the second trimester it is recommended to focus on movements that help stabilize the pelvis and hips like tube walking and standing cable hip extensions. Do not perform and spinal flexion or spinal twisting exercises and do not lie flat on your back during the second or third trimester. 

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