Having a baby changes your life in ways that can’t quite be explained. Often women become so preoccupied with preparing for the new baby, they forget to care for themselves. Working these simple self-care tips into your routine will create a joyful experience as you embark on this journey.
Yoga for Early Pregnancy
A woman’s body rapidly changes during the early stages of pregnancy. This time is crucial to prepare yourself as your body adjusts to make room for your growing baby. Yoga is a fantastic way to strengthen your spine, improve flexibility in your pelvis, and release tension. Routines should be kept simple, remembering to always listen to your body’s needs. Focus on movements such as:
- Triangle Pose (strengthening the spine)
- Seated Angle Pose (opening the hips)
- Downward Dog (releasing tension)
As with any exercise routine during pregnancy, one should never feel discomfort while performing yoga stretches. When learning yoga, it is important to learn proper alignment of the postures and the modified versions of each stretch.
Osteopathic Care for Late Pregnancy
As a pregnancy comes closer and closer to term, many women complain of various bodily pains. Pressure on the spine and pelvic region from a growing baby can become unbearable. Grimsby Health & Wellness treat the poor postural alignment and sciatica problems that is commonplace in late pregnancy. With a gentle, holistic approach, they will offer each expectant mother with a safe program to give a comfortable experience.
Pregnancy and childbirth can cause a wide array of changes to a woman’s body. Muscles and ligaments are stretched to their limits, and even your hip bones widen in preparation for childbirth. The team at Intrinsi provides postnatal physical therapy for pelvic care. They will work with your body to strengthen the joints, soft tissue, and muscle groups to rebuild your pelvic floor. With proper treatment you can expect less back pain, and lower your risk of issues such as incontinence and uterine prolapse.
Without a priority on self-care, we have very little to give to others. By taking care of yourself, you will enable yourself to take care of your growing family.