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Pregnancy yoga Welwyn Garden City

Is Daisy Birthing pregnancy yoga? Pregnancy yoga Welwyn Garden

The words pregnancy and yoga go together hand in hand. The gentle movements and techniques taught in a calming yoga class benefit the pregnant body and mind tremendously. Attending a pregnancy yoga class is often extremely high up on any list of “must dos” for pregnancy and is therefore something that people feel the need to attend even if they have never tried yoga before. Pregnancy yoga welwyn garden.

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When searching for a pregnancy yoga class in Welwyn Garden City you will come across our Daisy Birthing classes. Are Daisy Birthing classes pregnancy yoga? Do they offer the same benefits? What else does Daisy Birthing offer that pregnancy yoga might not?

Benefits of pregnancy yoga – does Daisy Birthing compare?

The short answer is YES! All of the benefits of a pregnancy yoga class, and more, will be found in every Daisy Birthing class. The great thing about Daisy Birthing is that we include so many other elements too, and we do not compromise on quality.

We believe in packing as much benefit into each class as we possibly can. In an extremely busy world, you want to make sure that your choices give you value for time and money – we certainly do that.

Conducting a quick Google search of the benefits of pregnancy yoga you will get a list of benefits such as:

  • Improved sleep.
  • Reduced stress and anxiety.
  • Increase the strength, flexibility, and endurance of muscles for childbirth.
  • Decrease lower back pain
  • Reduction in nausea, headaches
  • Less shortness of breath
  • Reduced hip and pelvic discomfort
  • Easing of pelvic girdle pain,SI joint pain, SPD, sciatica

This list could have been written about Daisy Birthing. All these benefits and more are focused on during every single Daisy Birthing class.

What is the difference?

A pregnancy yoga class uses physical exercises and breathing techniques to help balance your mind and body. These are usually hour-long classes and focus primarily on movement. Pregnancy yoga classes will focus mainly on an active pregnancy and helping support your muscles during that time. There will likely be an element of relaxation at the end and there will possibly be a chance to talk or ask questions at the beginning or end.

Our Daisy Birthing classes will give you 1.5hrs each week to work on a host of techniques for pregnancy AND birth preparation. That is at least 9 hours of pregnancy and labour preparation each term. Each class dedicates around 40 minutes of movement and helping you feel more comfortable in pregnancy. But importantly you will also learn positions and movements to use during labour to help you through contractions and that aid delivery.

You will benefit from our moves because we understand the pregnant body and what it needs. Our focus is on balancing your body; this can make pregnancy more comfortable but also aid in giving birth. The movements are all flowing, so there is no holding uncomfortable poses for any length of time. There are also no uncomfortable twists, turns or balancing on one foot; we are about gentle movements, support and balance.

Daisy Birthing offers so much more than just pregnancy yoga.

Each week in Daisy Birthing we also focus on a topic of antenatal education. We link this with the moments and techniques that you will be getting to know and practicing weekly in class. Our aim is for you to instinctively know what to do, how to move and breathe in labour without having to think about what you are doing. Learning to trust your body comes with understanding the process.

We spend about 20 minutes of each class delving into the topic of the week. You will learn the important role of the uterus, the cervix and how it works, and we go through the different forms of pain relief. We will discuss why gravity is so important for labour, what to do when birthing your baby and we discuss the 3rd stage of labour.

Our classes teach breathing and relaxation techniques that you can use during labour, during pregnancy and in your postnatal recovery too. Thousands of women during birth and hundreds more birth partners in times of stress have used our three breaths. Your muscles will be fuelled correctly as each breathing was carefully designed using hypnobirthing and exercise techniques as the inspiration. They become second nature to you during birth as we practice them each week.

We also spend around 15-20 minutes at the end of each class guiding you through a relaxation. This can send you into a deep relaxation that is often as restorative as a 15-minute nap, but our relaxation scripts also work hard to help release any anxieties around your pregnancy and birth. Our relaxation scripts have been written, and we have been trained by a clinical hypnotherapist so you can be sure of the highest quality.

A class to make friends

Classes are a great opportunity to meet other mums-to-be, while finding some time for yourself away from busy lives. We focus heavily on community and ensure that everybody has a space to chat and ask questions if they wish. Equally there is no pressure to share if you’d rather not.

Because our classes run in 6-week terms, you will see the same people for that complete block of classes. There is no need to start from the beginning each week, every week the groups get more familiar and friendly. Plus our Whatsapp groups provide a great chance to arrange meet ups or ask questions in between classes too.

Interested in Daisy Birthing?

Take a look at our booking page and sign yourself up. You can attend throughout pregnancy from 14 weeks onwards. One term is enough to give you all the tools you need for birth, but each term will allow those techniques to become more ingrained in muscle memory. Daisy Birthing can also be combined with an Active Birth Workshop or our comprehensive Daisy Parent course to really prepare you for birth and caring for baby.