Deep Breath

Duration: any

Age: parent

Skill for Bub: Muscle builder


Mourning the loss of your flat tummy? We’ve got a fun activity that may help you maintain those muscles.

Hey, you’ve still got muscles in there, and it’s time to use them! Concentrate on your breathing to tone and control abdominal muscles in preparation for labour and delivery – and fitting into your pre-pregnancy jeans!

This exercise will teach you how to isolate and control your abdominal muscles.

  • In a comfortable sitting position, breathe in slowly and deeply.
  • Breathe out, and while you are exhaling, tighten your tummy muscles, pulling your navel toward your spine.
  • Remember to concentrate on contracting the muscles below your belly button, and don’t flatten your back.
  • Hold the contraction for several seconds, and then slowly inhale and relax the abdominal muscles.