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    Hi! Who tried pregnancy yoga? Did it help you to get ready for the birth?

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    I did it up until the day I went into labour. I just found YouTube videos. Loved it. Also my labour was 7 hours (first child) and no drugs needed. Yoga helped with breathing and fitness that's for sure. I think the most helpful thing I did though was an 'active birth' class that taught you things like walking around and using a fit ball in labour. Highly recommend... good luck!

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    I was thinking of doing yoga. I was doing weight loss yoga up until I got pregnant, but wasn't sure where to look for pregnancy yoga. I didn't think of YouTube. Thanks for the idea mrsh1984

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    No worries. I just did a search of prenatal yoga... some videos are better than others but it beats paying $15-$20 per lesson

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    I'm doing prenatal yoga and I'm finding it's really helping to teach me how to keep my exercise and movement safest for pregnancy (especially keeping an eye on my hips which were getting troublesome after 6 weeks but feeling much better now at 24 weeks).

    I just watched some videos put out by the hospital I'll probably be giving birth at, and I noticed that the hospital is quite pro upright and active labour, i.e. lots of standing, walking, squatting, on all fours on the bed, etc. The prenatal yoga I'm doing focuses a lot on exercises that strengthen the quads and back to support that type of labour. The poses in this prenatal class are also more dynamic (rather than held poses), to support active movement in labour.

    The teacher is also just really mindful of different women's bodies and discomforts specifically with pregnancy, so I like how supportive she is of the women who are 35 weeks+ and often helping prop them up and giving them more comfortable positions for poses, etc.

    So as you might be able to tell, I really like the prenatal yoga I'm doing. Plus I'm useless at motivating myself to do anything at home and I really need an excuse to get out of the house.

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    Couldn't find a local pregnancy yoga class (the only one nearby wasn't running bc the instructor is on maternity leave, haha). Instead, I've been doing pregnancy Pilates since about week 7... now 27weeks along and I feel pretty good! Heaps of good at-home tips, tricks and tools for when things do get achey too. Small but very popular class with all the machines and gadgets.

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    I do yoga regularly in a main****** class and I love it. I think it's also good for your mental health and stress levels. I hope I can continue up until birth like some of the others who have already posted.

    I'm really fit and healthy but am experiencing a lot of back pain, so unfortunately the yoga doesn't fix everything

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    Does anybody know when the new Preggi Bellies DVD is coming out? Did the first one with baby number 1 and read that there is a new one coming out?


 

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