10 Frequently Asked Questions About Prenatal Yoga
1. How will a prenatal yoga session benefit me in my pregnancy?
Prenatal yoga sessions at Aakash birth studio provide a relaxed atmosphere where mothers can enhance the bonding process with their baby while supporting the development and strengthening of the body, mind, and spirit during pregnancy and preparing the body for labor and birth.
The exercises, deep breathing techniques, mantras, and meditation greatly impact the quality of your pregnancy and birth experience. Different yoga poses, depending on the month of pregnancy are taught by our experts. This helps you maintain flexibility in your growing body, curbs excessive weight gain, and takes care of your aches and pains.
2. It becomes so difficult for me to take turns at night, my groin hurts!
You may be suffering from inflammation of the round ligament (the ligament that supports the womb as it grows during pregnancy). It appears as a sharp pain often felt in the lower belly or groin area. Right management is essential with proper and specific core and pelvic floor exercises along with contrast bath fermentation to help soothe the pain and settle the inflammation.
3. I have never worked out, is it safe to start exercises during pregnancy?
Yes, in fact, if your pregnancy is uncomplicated it is safer to exercise as soon as from the 14th week of pregnancy as it brings down the risk of gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, and keeping your pregnancy fit. You can progress slowly if you have never exercised before.
4. I have a pregnancy with uterine fibroid. Can I work out?
Yes, having a pregnancy with fibroid is not a contraindication for exercising. Your obstetrician plays an important role to guide you for when to safely start exercising as per the size and position of your fibroid.
5. Should I continue swimming in pregnancy?
Yes, Swimming is a great form of a low-impact workout during pregnancy. Aerobic exercises like swimming help improve cardiac strength while elevating that the pressure that you are carrying on your body from the extra weight you carry during pregnancy. It induces better sleep and is a great form of pain relief. Even during actual labor a warm shower, bath, or pool acts as a comfort measure to relieve pains.
6. Does exercise cause miscarriage?
No, exercises have not been shown to cause miscarriage. If your pregnancy is uncomplicated, it is safe to exercise.
7. Are aerobics, Zumba, and dancing safe during pregnancy?
In an uncomplicated pregnancy, active mothers who do not wish for slow yogic exercises can choose pregnancy aerobics fitness. At Aakash birth studio, our fitness trainers are well trained for safe aerobics during pregnancy. The exercises create some sweating which helps you maintain good
cardiac fitness, keep a check on excessive weight gain, maintain flexibility, and make the workout sessions more enjoyable and fun.
8. Can I keep doing my normal yoga class?
If you wish to continue with your regular yoga instructor, that should be fine, as long as, you tell them about your pregnancy. We at Aakash birth studio have well-qualified physiotherapists and certified prenatal yoga experts who can wisely plan your exercise regime and smoothly sail you through.
9. What should I do to avoid a bulging belly post-delivery?
Core strength is essential for a pain-free pregnancy and an uncomplicated birth and a speedy post-recovery. At Aakash birth studio- core training and birth program we closely work with pregnant women, to help physically prepare the body for labor pain, delivery, and birth recovery, reducing the risk of diastasis recti, belly bulge due to weak muscles, also helps align the body for effective pushing. Activating core to provide better uterine support and gain control over pelvic floor muscles.
10.Can exercises correct my frequent loo visits and Peeing (peeing while sneezing)?
The most common issue faced by women during pregnancy and beyond is urine incontinence, pelvic pain, you are most likely to suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction. We train pregnant women most effectively with our tailor-made rehab program, to gain more control over their bladder by strengthening their pelvic floor muscles. This can curb their symptoms of frequent peeing and involuntary dribbling of urine while coughing, laughing, or sneezing.
The obstetrician at Aakash Healthcare, Dwarka, Delhi is trained to handle difficulties that arise during childbirth. They ensure both mother and baby are healthy and safe through all the phases of pregnancy as well as childbirth. The department is equipped to handle normal delivery or through a planned or emergency caesarean section, or any variation that may arise during natural, but sometimes the complex course of childbirth.
Our unique maternity ‘MOMME’ programme for pregnant women includes prenatal (pre-delivery) & postnatal (post-delivery) classes, infant care, and breastfeeding classes.
Dr. Pallavi Verma,
Lactation Consultant & Fitness Expert
Obstetrics & Gynaecology