Prenatal Yoga for Labor

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  • Lectures 8
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
    Other: 2 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2013 English

Course Description

This Yoga during Pregnancy course will help you manage pain during labor, build confidence in your capacity to deliver your baby and to prepare your mind for childbirth.

The “Yoga during Pregnancy: Yoga Breathing Exercises and Postures” course offers three special video classes to help you prepare for labor. All postures and techniques are especially adapted to take care of you and your baby.

The three classes are:

  • Yoga with your birth partner
  • Yoga postues for labor
  • Yoga breathing exercises for labor

Yoga with your birth partner will build confidence and communication between you and your birth partner. The yoga postures will prepare your body for contractions. The yoga breathing will let you rehearse each stage of your labor with specific breathing techniques.

These classes are ideally practised in the third trimester of your pregnancy. We look forward to joining you on your wonderful journey.

Take this ultimate Yoga during Pregnancy: yoga breathing exercises and postures course right now and manage labor pain.

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge of yoga is required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Manage pain during your labor
  • Build confidence in your capacity to deliver your baby
  • Enhance communication with your birth partner
  • Prepare your body for contractions
  • Prepare your mind for childbirth
  • Rehearse each stage of your labor
  • Let yoga enhance the wonderful experience that is carrying and delivering a new life

What is the target audience?

  • Women preparing for Childbirth

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
1 page
This short lecture provides an overview of the course.
Section 2: Yoga Postures for Labour
02:35
Every birth is unique.  However, if we know yoga postures either to practice alone or with our birth partner they will help us to move freely and to ease contractions and labour.
21:26
Every birth is unique.  However, if we know yoga postures either to practice alone or with our birth partner they will help us to move freely and to ease contractions and labour.
Section 3: Yoga Breathing for Labour
02:36
Exhalation is our antidote to pain.  This is a rehearsal of each stage of labour with different breathing techniques for each stage.
14:50
Exhalation is our antidote to pain.  This is a rehearsal of each stage of labour with different breathing techniques for each stage.
Section 4: Yoga with your Birth Partner
02:36
Partner Prenatal Yoga will help us connect, bond and reach new possibilities with our partner.  All postures work on concentration and alignment and will help Mommy to stay in good spirits as we prepare for labour.
55:19
Partner Prenatal Yoga will help us connect, bond and reach new possibilities with our partner.  All postures work on concentration and alignment and will help Mommy to stay in good spirits as we prepare for labour.
Section 5: Conclusion
1 page
This short lecture provides a conclusion to the course.

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Instructor Biography

Christelle Donaghy

Christelle Donaghy, a qualified pre and post natal yoga teacher, registered nurse and yoga practitioner presents the videos. Christelle practices yoga, yogic breathing and meditation every day. Before teaching yoga she worked as a nurse in France, Switzerland, Ireland, and New Caledonia where she assisted in delivering babies. She is qualified in Massage Therapy and Bowen Therapy.

Christelle studied yoga for years under the Himalayan yoga master, Keshav Rupakheti from Nepal. She studied pre and post natal yoga with Jane Mackarness from England. She practised power yoga with Alberto Jorge of Spain and currently practises ashtanga with Manu Navarro from Spain.

Christelle’s story

Our first baby was breech at the first scan - he had plenty of time to turn - but he never did. Instead, he rolled himself up so tightly that even after he was born he used to go to sleep by sucking his own toes.

The obstetrician, a kind and experienced woman, advised me to go for a Caesarean section. Our baby’s health was the most important thing for us, so my husband and I were happy with the decision.

Our second baby had her head down in my womb so I was determined to have a natural birth and my obstetrician agreed. When my waters broke I was 10 days overdue. I managed the labor pain with yogic breathing exercises and by laughing at all my husband’s jokes.

Because I had already had a Caesarean I was attached to a monitor and was not able to move around much - the only movements were on a birth ball. After 16 hours labor, I was still only 3cm dilated and our baby was showing signs of distress. I resigned myself to a second Caesarean; everything went fine and one hour later our daughter was born. She was beautiful.

Our third child had to be born by Caesarean because I had already had two sections. A natural birth was deemed to be too risky. I feel very lucky. My three children are healthy, and I recovered well.

I have often wondered if I did all I could to have a natural delivery with my second baby. Should I have moved around more? Should I have had the monitor taken away, giving me the chance to do yoga and help my baby move down? How important was it to move during labor? I will never know what would have happened. So many "ifs".

But those questions led me to a decision: I wanted to help other mothers through pregnancy, labor and beyond. I practised yoga, but I did not know enough about pregnancy yoga when I was giving birth. Perhaps if I had practised prenatal yoga I would have enjoyed a natural birth with my second and third children.

My mission now is to help other mothers by sharing the benefits and techniques of yoga.

That is why we set up Yoga4mothers.

I am grateful for the three Caesareans because without them I would not have had the chance to learn so much and to share and connect with mothers, fathers and babies around the world.

The Yoga4mothers classes respond to the changes that take place so quickly during pregnancy. They are built on a combination of research and personal experience. I used my nursing background to research in depth what happens in the womb each week. I combined this knowledge with my own experience of pregnancy to develop classes that are appropriate for each week of our pregnancy.

I look forward to seeing you on your yoga mat.

Namaste,

Christelle

Yoga4mothers

Our mission at Yoga4Mothers is to help women through pregnancy and after childbirth.

Yoga has enormous benefits for mother and child and we want to share knowledge and techniques so as many women as possible can benefit. Yoga during pregnancy keeps mother and baby healthy. It prepares the mother mentally and physically for labor. It maintains the mother’s figure and speeds up the process of regaining the woman’s figure after giving birth.

Yoga4mothers offers yoga video classes and information for pregnant women and new mothers.

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