I'm Jennifer McCamish, and today we are going to show you how to stretch your back during your second trimester. During pregnancy there is a tremendous amount of change going on in your body during a short amount of time. So it's important to maintain strength and flexibility so that you can keep your spine comfortable throughout your pregnancy. Our first exercise is imprint and breathing against a wall. Michelle is going to soften her knees, reach back to the wall and gently lean into it. She's going to inhale and release the belly all the way out. As she exhales, she's going to draw the naval back to the spine as if she is trying to hug the baby close to the body there, reaching back into imprint and holding, two, three, four and then releasing. Our second exercise is a rotation with a chest opener. Michelle is going to sit on a stability ball, encouraging the core to work a little bit deeper. If you do not have one at home, sit on the floor. She's going to take her left hand, wrap it across the knee and then open that hand back into the wall, pressing into the wall, assisting the rotation through the upper body. Rotation is excellent for digestion throughout pregnancy. She's going to then release this front hand and let the chest open up as she presses back in that wall. Chest openers are important as well because the body can actually become tight through the chest rounding forward throughout pregnancy. Our last exercise is child's pose with a stability ball. Michelle is going to separate her knees to make space for the belly, draw her hips back towards her heels and then roll that ball out, putting a little pressure through the fingertips as she allows her thoracic spine to drop forward towards the mat. This is again an excellent chest opener and a lower back stretch as well.