• Should I do Abdominal crunches when I am pregnant?

    There are a number of core strengthening exercises that can be done during pregnancy, but traditional crunches would not be one of them. The most important core muscle to strengthen would be the transversus abdominis, which is the deepest layer of your abdominal muscles. It covers your abdominal wall and has fascial attachments all the way around to your low back. The transversus abdominis also tends to be the weakest and most undertrained of the core muscle groups. As your baby and your abdomen grow, many women will develop a separation between their rectus abdominis muscles (abdominal muscles attaching your ribs to your pubic bone), known as

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