Prenatal Yoga or Pilates can be a great way to prepare for childbirth. If you’re pregnant and looking for ways to relax or stay fit, you may be considering prenatal Yoga or Pilates.
Much like other types of childbirth-preparation classes, prenatal classes offer a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. Research suggests that prenatal Yoga/Pilates is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies. For example, studies have suggested that prenatal Yoga can:
A typical prenatal Yoga class may involve: