Have a pain free delivery…
If you are pregnant (or know someone who is) this could be one of the most important messages you ever read.
Ob/Gyns, Midwives, and Mothers-to-be have been stunned by the research about how yoga lessens the pain of labor and delivery.
The practice of yoga has many positive effects on pregnant women. Yoga includes physical stretching, mental centering and breath awareness. This makes it ideal preparation for labor and childbirth.
Yoga encourages relaxation, internal focus and slowed breathing patterns, goals that are common in many types of childbirth preparation classes such as Lamaze and Bradley Childbirth method.
Yoga may help relieve many of the common discomforts of pregnancy, such as lower back pain, nausea, insomnia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headaches.
Research suggests that yoga can help relax the body while preparing the muscles of the lower body for use in childbirth.
The breathing techniques used in yoga can help reduce or manage the shortness of breath that may accompany pregnancy and teach women how to breathe through physically challenging experiences such as labor.
Yoga encourages pregnant women to be mindful of the body’s innate capacities and to recognize the connection among mind, body, and breath. Yoga techniques also may be useful in promoting postpartum recovery and coping with the stresses of parenting.
Yoga during pregnancy is safe for most healthy women.
My name is Gail Pickens-Barger and I teach Beginning Yoga at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Texas. Please call me to see if you coming to my classes, or arranging for private lessons during your pregnancy is what you need. Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177