Pregnancy is a physical, mental, and emotional challenge, yet many new parents find that postpartum is even harder! But don’t stress–prenatal yoga can help! Here’s how:
- Feel Stronger and More Prepared
Moving your body through regular exercise during pregnancy strengthens your muscles, ligaments, bones, heart, and lungs. It improves your mobility and increases your stamina and endurance. Regular exercise during pregnancy will help you be up, mobile, and feeling stronger and more capable of caring for your newborn earlier than if you skipped exercise during pregnancy. Of course, we want you to REST and take time to heal, but you will heal more quickly and thoroughly during that resting period if you have conditioned your body with prenatal exercise. Prenatal yoga has the unique benefit of being gentle, accessible, and effective throughout pregnancy, from week four to forty+, and offers additional emotional & mental support, which leads us to #2 on our list:
- Reduce Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
Prenatal exercise, especially a holistically-focused program like yoga, can help reduce the likelihood and severity of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. You’re less likely to be bogged down by pain and fatigue after delivery if you’ve been building strength and stamina throughout pregnancy, which can have a strong, positive affect on our well-being. Plus, yoga offers proven tools to reduce both acute and chronic stress, and the skills you gain in class can last a lifetime. Breathing practice, learning how to manage the physical component of stress, and practicing the vital art of true, deep mental rest are some of the most important benefits of prenatal yoga for the postpartum period.
- Reduce Pelvic Floor Disorders
Pelvic health is a foundation of our program. We educate and prepare our clients to understand and address their pelvic health needs, as these are too often ignored or downplayed by other providers. In each and every class, we perform pelvic floor exercises to condition those muscles to better withstand the substantial pressures of pregnancy and birth. This is proven to help reduce stress incontinence (peeing when you sneeze, cough etc), pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain, all of which are common but not normal. These issues can be effectively managed and our classes help you learn how!
Classes are enrolling now and new clients are accepted in every class. Email us with any questions at Hello@TulsaPrenatalYoga.com.