Prenatal yoga can be a great way to prepare for childbirth. If you’re pregnant and looking for ways to relax or stay fit, you might be considering prenatal yoga. But did you know that prenatal yoga might also help you prepare for labor and promote your baby’s health?
Prenatal Yoga is an approach to exercise that encourages Stretching, Mental Centering and Focused Breathing. Research suggests that Prenatal Yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies.
Prenatal Yoga can:
To protect your health and your baby’s health during prenatal yoga, basic safety guidelines must be follow:
Avoid certain postures. When doing poses, bend from your hips — not your back — to maintain normal spine curvature. Avoid lying on your belly or back, doing deep forward or backward bends, or doing twisting poses that put pressure on your abdomen. You can modify twisting poses so that you only move your upper back, shoulders and rib cage.
Don’t overdo it. Pay attention to your body and how you feel. Start slow and avoid positions that are beyond your level of experience or comfort. Stretch only as far as you would have before pregnancy.
If you experience any pain or other red flags — such as vaginal bleeding, decreased fetal movement or contractions — during prenatal yoga, stop and contact your health care provider.
EMI SULASMINI, she was graduated from Midwifery faculty at STIKES Bali in 2012 and then she took Public Health college and graduated in 2014.
In January 2016, Emi started to learn how to be a prenatal yoga teacher, at first she just took the course only wanted to know about prenatal yoga, but turns out she likes it very much. Emi gaining more confidence as Prenatal Yoga instructor after receiving good feedback from pregnant moms by providing home classes.
After 3 years providing home prenatal yoga classes, Emi currently have the course in Sanur Medical Clinic to give more comfort and easy access for all moms.
Emi has some certifications as her dedications in Prenatal Yoga: