About Yummy Yoga Mummies - Antenatal Yoga Classes - Midwife Led
Pregnancy is a unique and special
time in your life and I would like to provide a time and space for you
to connect with your body, your baby and your inner self.
aim of Antenatal Yoga is to help you to cope with the mental,
physical and emotional changes that you will go through during your
and to help you to prepare physically, mentally and emotionally for
and the birth of your baby. Yoga means
“Union of body and mind”
Yoga will help you to reach this goal by:
posture and flexibility which will make you feel fitter and
help to relieve stiffness and tension in your muscles and joints,
you to enjoy your pregnancy more and leading to an easier beautiful
birth. Practicing the
deep breathing and postures will allow your muscles to increase in
elasticity and become pre-stretched, strengthening and toning them
readiness for your baby’s birth. It will help to
minor ailments of pregnancy such as swollen ankles, high blood
varicose veins, backache and tiredness through improved lymphatic
drainage, a more toned body, better self- awareness and an improved
of well- being.
Yoga helps to
digestion and elimination which will encourage you to eat a
healthier diet, which will help to maintain a steadier weight
gain which will also promote a better state of health helping to
reduce any antenatal complications you may encounter.
yoga helps to keep your energies in a natural balance, which allows
grow in confidence and stay relaxed in the face of your ever-
pregnant body and mind. Increasing
your lung capacity through deeper breathing will help to reduce
levels, promote more restful sleep and allow you to develop an
with your baby that will deepen throughout your pregnancy.
relaxed and focused on yourself and your breath will help you to
the inevitable contractions and associated pain when your labour
begins. You will meet other mothers-to-be who you can share the experience of being pregnant
and becoming a mother with. Finally, by
practicing yoga regularly you will also enjoy a quicker return to
pre-pregnancy state and a deep emotional bond with your baby.
Please be advised that to get the most out of your yoga
practice, take note of the following points;
- Please check with your Doctor or Midwife prior to
starting Antenatal Yoga to ensure that it is safe for you to do so You will
also be asked to
complete a health questionnaire by myself prior to your first session.
- Please try and arrive 15 minutes
before the start of each
session to allow yourself time to gather your thoughts, relax and start
focus on yourself.
- Do not eat or drink an hour prior to the class. If you are
worried about low blood sugar levels, or have gestational diabetes,
and have a light snack no more than half to one hour prior to the class.
find that sucking on a barley sugar sweet helps you with this
- Please bring a bottle of water to
sip on and drink following your
practice as it is very important to replace any fluids you have lost
- Empty your
bladder prior to the class if you
- Wear loose fitting, light,
comfortable clothing that allows you
move to move freely and easily, such as leggings or jogging bottoms.
bring a pillow if you would like to, to ensure
optimum comfort during the relaxation session at the end of the class. A pair of
warm socks and a
sweatshirt may also add to your comfort during this time especially in
the winter months.
- For your own health, hygiene and comfort please bring your own yoga mat. if you are unable to locate a mat I do have mats available for
you to buy - they are of top quality and cost £15 - please advise me if you would like to purchase one prior to your first
class. I have a few spare mats to loan out if it is your first class, so that you can try the yoga before committing.
- Please make sure that your mobile
‘phone is turned off during the
session to avoid any unnecessary disturbances. If you are waiting on an
important call, please advise me prior to the start of class and put
‘phone onto vibrate mode.
- If you are
new to yoga, please come near to the front of the
class so that you can see me easily and I can help you accordingly with
- Listen to your body at all times and do not practice any postures
that cause you discomfort or pain.
- Above all,
please bring with you an “open mind” and an “open
heart”, follow me and not your fellow students.
do not compare yourself to anyone else in the class:
this is your practice and you must listen to your body and work at your
pace. Please remember not only are you unique, but so is your pregnancy!
Antenatal / Pregnancy Yoga Exercises and Hypnobirthing Techniques relax,
tone and prepare your mind and body for a beautiful birth!