A more comfortable pregnancy and preparation for birth and parenting
If you’ve never practiced yoga before, pregnancy is a wonderful time to start. Prenatal Yoga is accessible to all mothers to be, allowing you to access the benefits on the level that you feel comfortable with. It can help you experience the joys and adjust to the challenges that pregnancy, birth and motherhood present. From reducing the physical discomforts of pregnancy such as aching lower back, fatigue, gastric reflux and fluid retention to containing the emotional challenges like fear and anxiety about the birth and motherhood, yoga can help.
As an established doula and birth educator, Nadine teaches techniques and active birth movements that she knows work in labour. Using real life experience, Nadine shares positive birth stories and tools to help you create a better birth.
The basic movements practiced during pre natal yoga are designed to strengthen, improve physical stamina and increase flexibility while simultaneously encouraging the baby into a better position for birth hence increasing the chances of a natural delivery. Attention given to toning pelvic floor muscles and lower back help both during labour and aid an easier post partum period. Complimentary breathing techniques facilitate labour physically and encourage the presence of mind required to create a calm birthing experience. As a result a more intimate connection with baby, both before and after birth is possible.
Nadine gave birth to two girls while living in the UK and practiced prenatal yoga regularly throughout both pregnancies. She attributes the calm water births she had to the physical and mindful practices she was taught by the experienced women caring for her and her unborn children throughout both pregnancies. Nadine is the Director of Pregnancy Teacher Training Company Bliss Baby Yoga, has completed extensive training under DONA International, She Births®, the British Wheel of Yoga and the Birthlight Trust. She is a Level 3 Yoga Australia and YACEP® certified teacher.