Prenatal Yoga
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Prenatal Yoga

Keep your Body Fit and Your Baby Healthy
4.5 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
249 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2013
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
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Includes:
  • 25 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Take care of your and your baby's health
  • Prepare your body and your mind to deliver your baby
  • Get ready to regain your figure quickly after giving birth
  • Balance your emotions throghout your pregnancy
  • Let yoga enhance the wonderful experience that is carrying and delivering a new life
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of yoga is required
Description

Covering each week of pregnancy (week 12 through week 40), these video classes provide the yoga postures you need to take care of yourself and your growing baby. Each video includes a warm-up followed by a series of standing, seated, and lying postures, all especially adapted for your stage of pregnancy. They finish with a lovely guided relaxation to help you to learn to be in the moment. Classes last 30-60 minutes.


The course will help prepare your body and your mind to deliver your baby. It will facilitate you regaining your figure after childbirth. All postures and techniques are especially adapted to take care of you and your baby.

Classes contain:

  • Information on you and your baby's development for that week of your pregnancy
  • Warm Up exercises
  • Sun Salutations adapted for your growing baby
  • Yoga postures - standing, seated and lying
  • Yoga breathing techniques
  • Relaxation

You can start the course at the week that is appropriate for you. We look forward to joining you on your wonderful journey.

Who is the target audience?
  • Pregnant women who want to protect their baby, stay fit and get back into their favorite jeans after childbirth!
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Curriculum For This Course
60 Lectures
24:56:44
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Introduction
1 Lecture 00:00
This short lecture provides an overview of the course.
Introductory Lecture
1 page
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Week 12 of Pregnancy
2 Lectures 42:51
We are coming out of our first trimester.  We are feeling more energised. The session is about building a strong foundation.
Preview 02:48

We are coming out of our first trimester.  We are feeling more energised. The session is about building a strong foundation.
Week 12 of Pregnancy
40:03
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Week 13 of Pregnancy
2 Lectures 40:58
Today’s practice will help us tone our leg muscles and abdomen and to release tension in the pelvis and groin.
Preview 02:04

Today’s practice will help us tone our leg muscles and abdomen and to release tension in the pelvis and groin.
Week 13 of Pregnancy
38:54
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Week 14 of Pregnancy
2 Lectures 47:23

We are stretching out today giving more space for our growing baby.

Preview 02:51

We are stretching out today giving more space for our growing baby.
Week 14 of Pregnancy
44:32
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Week 15 of Pregnancy
2 Lectures 45:06
This week’s class will go through different postures to really feel and embrace all parts of our body.
Preview 02:24

This week’s class will go through different postures to really feel and embrace all parts of our body.
Week 15 of Pregnancy
42:42
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Week 16 of Pregnancy
2 Lectures 46:54
We work on our digestive system to avoid constipation and keep a healthy flow.
Preview 02:52

We work on our digestive system to avoid constipation and keep a healthy flow.
Week 16 of Pregnancy
44:02
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Week 17 of Pregnancy
2 Lectures 53:24
We go back to basic grounding postures to gain equilibrium.  We will keep working on our digestive system to keep it healthy.
Preview 02:28

We go back to basic grounding postures to gain equilibrium.  We will keep working on our digestive system to keep it healthy.
Week 17 of Pregnancy
50:56
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Week 18 of Pregnancy
2 Lectures 53:24
This class helps open our thoracic cage and breathe more deeply.
Preview 02:22

This class helps open our thoracic cage and breathe more deeply.
Week 18 of Pregnancy
51:02
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Week 19 of Pregnancy
2 Lectures 49:13
This week we will reduce ligament pain with gentle rolling and stretching movements.
Preview 02:32

This week we will reduce ligament pain with gentle rolling and stretching movements.
Week 19 of Pregnancy
46:41
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Week 20 of Pregnancy
2 Lectures 56:37
Postures, healthy diet, exercises, tips to integrate into our second trimester.
Preview 02:32

Postures, healthy diet, exercises, tips to integrate into our second trimester.
Week 20 of Pregnancy
54:05
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About the Instructor
Christelle Donaghy
4.3 Average rating
21 Reviews
336 Students
5 Courses
Yoga4Mothers

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.