Among the awe-inspiring things about pregnancy are the ways a woman’s body morphs to accommodate her growing baby. Consider the fact that her skin can stretch over her growing belly, that her abdominal muscles expand to this new, remarkable length, that her bones and joints adapt to carrying more size and weight, that her digestive system continues to function at all, not to mention the fact that her uterus grows from the size of an upside-down pear to a giant beach ball by full-term. It is extraordinary.

Four Reasons Why Every New Mom Needs Physical Therapy

New Moms Need Physical Therapy Pregnancy and childbirth exact an enormous toll on a woman’s body. It is transforming and beautiful, but when a mother does not get the physical and emotional support she needs,... Read more

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
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Yoga May Ease The Symptoms of Prenatal Depression, Research Finds

Most women have heard of postpartum depression, but prenatal depression is surprisingly common as well, affecting as many as 10 to 15 percent of women during pregnancy. Prenatal depression is a little... 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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