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  • Liz Foreman

Common Problems suffered by women during pregnancy and how Yoga can help

Common Problems suffered by women during pregnancy:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Lower back pain

  • Stress and anxiety

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue

  • Constipation

  • Stiffness in muscles/joints

  • Insomnia

  • Sinus Congestion

  • Sciatica

In addition to aiding the relaxation of both yourself and your baby, yoga offers the following additional benefits for pregnant women:

  • Connects you with your breath, and the ways of using it to your benefit labour

  • Increased circulation helps reduce swelling and discomfort

  • Helps combat fatigue and increases energy levels

  • Learn techniques to aid relaxation and reduce stress

  • Encourages deeper and easier breathing for life as well as labour

  • Increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients being circulated to both mum and baby

  • Practice positions that will help alleviate stress on weight bearing joints, hips, lumbar spine and mid back

  • Learn positions and techniques to help relieve pain during childbirth

  • Strengthens core stability which can help protect your back and aid recovery postnatally

  • Learn how you can help encourage your baby into the optimum position for birth

  • Keeps you moving, stretching and feeling strong

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