RON SUTHERLAND / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY RON SUTHERLAND / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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For editorial use only. Pregnant woman performing prenatal exercises. Squatting helps to stretch the ligaments in the groin and also to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor. These muscles support all the organs inside the pelvic cavity including the uterus, bladder and rectum. Squatting partly removes the pressure of the foetus on the spine relieving backache, a common problem in late pregnancy.
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