In the last trimester of pregnancy getting a good deep breath or even having room for more than a snack can become a problem. Getting some temporary space can feel heavenly. Here is a partner pose that can help create space.

Mom sits with big toes together and knees far apart. She sits as heavily on her feet as she can while tucking her tail under while being pulled up.

Partner stands either in front (or for taller folk like in the picture, behind) and lifts mom from shoulders, while mom holds on to shoulders or arms. Partner gently coaxes the ribs up and away from the pelvis.

SPACEPLEASE

(Thanks to Mami and Paul for demonstrating!)

Now everyone take 5-10 deep breaths!

This can be helpful in labor as the sitting down action can help the baby drop while mom gets a good deep breath!

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