Yoga for Pregnancy & Mum & Baby

relax, stretch & breathe

Relax, Stretch & Breathe

Our weekly exercise classes give mothers-to-be, whether they are expecting their first, second or subsequent babies, an opportunity to get together with other pregnant mothers. They gain many benefits for pregnancy and birth, and spend time relaxing. Each week we do an hour of gentle yoga exercises and stretches, which are safe and gentle from 12 weeks gestation and are especially designed for pregnant women to prepare them for birth and beyond. These very popular classes also focus on breathing techniques, positions for labour and therapeutic relaxation.

These classes are run in an active birth format with breathing exercises, relaxation and positions for labour, which are fundamental to the yoga exercises part of the class. Another important aspect of the classes is Topic Time, following the exercise we have time for questions and chat around pregnancy, birth and life with a new baby; such as optimal foetal positioning (getting baby in the right position for birth) exploring pain and how to cope in labour and life with a newborn baby. Many of the mums return to share their birth stories, which the other mothers-to-be find really enjoyable and helpful. It's also a great way to meet and make friends with other mums to be and gain practical tips which makes these classes so unique and fun! We also provide light refreshments, while we chat.

The aim for these interactive classes is for you to have an enjoyable and relaxing time, whilst improving your physical and emotional well-being and helping you to achieve a positive birth experience. They are gentle exercises that are safe and suitable for beginners if you haven't done them before, giving you confidence and control during your pregnancy, birth and postnatally. There are many benefits for you and your baby:

How we help

Things that really helped me were the breathing exercises, being able to concentrate on taking deep breaths during labour which helped me to use the gas and air properly later on in my birth. I also appreciated the after class discussions, they were very informative and also it was helpful to have second time mums giving their opinions from having their first babies. Thanks once again for your classes, I learnt a lot from them and have also met some really nice people that hopefully I will stay in touch with.

expectant mums practicing pregnancy yoga
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