You've spent the whole day growing a human - and your body is likely a bit tight/tense. Stretching even a little before bed can help you:
❤️get more quality sleep
❤️reduce overall stress
❤️set yourself up for spontaneous labor
Here are some of my favorites to unwind:
✅️Neck stretch. Lean to the left and hold for 3 slow, deep breaths. Lean to the right, repeat. Then chin down, then chin up.
✅️Psoas stretch. A tight psoas pair can actually hold a baby up high in the pelvis! I recommend doing this at least once a day, definitely before bed after they've helped hold you upright all day. Get into a lunge position and lean slightly forward until you feel a stretch at the front of your hip. Knee should still be over your toes. Hold for 3-5 breaths. Switch sides/repeat.
✅️Cat/cow stretch. This is just an overall great stretch to reduce tension, but also helps mobilize the pelvis. Begin on all fours with as neutral a spine as possible (not an exaggerated arch in the back). Inhale as you arch upward amd drop your chin, and exhale as you return to neutral tabletop position amd look straight ahead. Repeat 10 times.