A lot of women experience lower back, shoulder and neck pain during and after pregnancy. Osteopath and mum Sarah Boughtwood, who specialises in back pain and pregnancy, shares her three favourite upper-body stretches to keep your neck, shoulders and lower back strong and supple.
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Lower back stretch Sitting with one leg straight, bend the other leg over the straight leg, with your foot on the floor. Then twist to one side, placing your elbow on the bent leg. You should feel the stretch in your lower back. Keep your spine straight. Hold for 30 seconds.
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