Best Stretching Equipment for Pregnancy 2021

Pregnant woman stretching
Pregnant woman stretching (Image credit: Freepik )

A consistent stretching routine is essential for pregnant women and offers a myriad of benefits for you and your little one. Stretching increases flexibility, keeps your muscles loose and relaxed, and can ease those pesky pregnancy aches and pains. Plus, it'll help you maintain mobility throughout every trimester and prepare you for the rigors of delivery. This is our list of the best stretching tools for expecting women.

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Our favorite is the Manduka PRO Yoga Mat (opens in new tab) because it provides a high-density, closed-cell, well-cushioned surface to practice all your yoga stretching on. You can also use it in conjunction with some of the other yoga props on this list like the Manduka Cork Yoga Block (opens in new tab) and the YogaAccessories Supportive Round Yoga Bolster (opens in new tab) for even more support and assistance while you stretch.

Whether you're in the first trimester or the third, keep stretching, mama! It will keep you open, healthy, and happy while you prepare for birth and the arrival of your baby.

Nicolette Roux

Nicolette is a freelance writer for iMore. She's been hooked on Apple products since she got the very first iPhone in 2007 and made the switch from PC to Mac in 2008 after inadvertently dousing her laptop with a hefty dose of water. A dedicated creative, Nicolette has had the pleasure of working with some of the top websites, studios, and brands in the industry throughout her career, and enjoys writing about all things: Apple, health, fitness, audio, and home. With over a decade of high-level experience as a health and fitness professional, Nicolette specializes in tech pertaining to the field. If she’s not working, you can find her sipping a glass of wine, enjoying a concert, or hanging with her family.