Pregnancy is an adventure. As any mother-to-be can tell you, maintaining a happy and healthy pregnancy is extremely important, but can be difficult to achieve from one day to the next. Whether it’s your 1st or your 5th pregnancy, each pregnancy presents both easy and challenging days. Yoga is a fantastic way to manage these changes through a full body, mind, and soul workout.
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Physically, yoga may help improve your sleep, decrease back pain, increase flexibility, and strengthen your body. Practicing yoga may also help decrease the risk of pre-term labor and hypertension. Mentally, yoga helps to organize your thoughts, improve focus, and push aside distractions.
Yoga classes are also a great way to meet other expectant moms in your area. The solidarity and support of other mothers-to-be can help you manage those challenging days. Many yoga studios offer prenatal classes designed to work within the body’s limits during pregnancy.
Moms, if you are interested in pursuing yoga during your pregnancy, keep these things in mind: avoid overly intense workouts and hot rooms, stay hydrated, and skip inversions. Most instructors are able to modify positions to accommodate the expectant mother. Make sure to consult a doctor before starting a new workout routine.
Although yoga might not be for you, every woman should have a safe and healthy pregnancy. One such organization that is providing that opportunity for woman around the world is Every Mother Counts.
Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. Founder Christy Turlington Burns aims to bring awareness to the growing problems in prenatal care and childbirth around the world. EMC has raised over 13 million dollars to provide education, supplies, and transportation to mothers and health care providers globally to insure a healthy pregnancy and childbirth.
Anymatic has been a huge supporter of EMC through the years. As a mother herself, our CEO Maryl Georgi is very passionate about the organization and continues to advocates’ for them in every way she can.
Here at Anymatic, we wish all expectant mothers a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery. If you would like to get more information at Every Mother Counts please visit their website everymothercounts.org.Share this post: