I’ll be honest. I’m writing this as much for myself as I am for you. You see, as a women’s health specialist, I have preached the benefits of yoga and exercise during pregnancy for years. I’ve taught classes to women in the community on how to exercise safely and encouraged them in all the way exercise would help their babies, their bodies, their overall health. I’ve lectured other health care professionals on how to help pregnant women start exercise programs, how to monitor them for safety, and which specific exercises are better for women during pregnancy.

After the Baby's Birth: How Yoga and Physical Therapy Can Help Improve Postpartum Care

You may or may not realize that the United States has a very poor track record for postpartum care. In fact, the US has the worst track record for not only postpartum care, but for maternal and infant... Read more

5 Chair Poses for Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is an essential tool for pregnant women who are interested in natural means for staying healthy and preparing for birth. Practicing yoga during pregnancy alleviates some common pregnancy... Read more

Pregnancy and Yoga: A Match Made in Heaven?

The birth of a child is one of the most monumental moments in a mother’s life. It is not only awe-inspiring to witness this miracle of creation so intimately throughout pregnancy, but equally transformative... Read more
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Study: Prenatal Yoga May Reduce Anxiety and Depression during Pregnancy

One in ten women in the West develop mental health complaints during pregnancy, according to statistics from the World Health Organization. Now a new study suggests that prenatal yoga may be useful for reducing women's anxiety toward childbirth and preventing increase in depressive symptoms. Read more

Yoga for Infertility--The Facts and Myths

Couples who are trying to conceive may feel alone, but they most certainly aren’t: according to the most recent numbers from the Center for Disease Control, a full 10 percent of women of women ages 15-44 have... Read more

Yoga and Pregnancy: A Winning Combination for Mothers and Babies

Healthy, happy women are more likely to delivery healthy, happy babies, studies show. Increasingly, studies also suggest that yoga may help to reduce stress and promote health for expectant mothers and their children. Read more
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Yoga for Fertility: Open to Conceive

Acute stress is a very real part of most women’s experience with fertility challenges. Modern research suggests that mind-body techniques like yoga could play an important role in reducing stress and... Read more
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