Expecting mums are turning to ancient yogic breathing and relaxation techniques to help birth painlessly and without drugs. YogaBellies, focuses on classes for mum and baby during the perinatal period. YogaBellies are now bringing these techniques to the modern mother to help her enjoy pregnancy and yes, even birth! We are super pleased to see these classes coming to Falkirk...
These are beautiful classes for women during the prenatal period. We use proven holistic therapies, practices and yogic techniques to guide you through the amazing journey that is pregnancy and birth. Our prenatal sessions incorporate traditional yoga asanas, self hypnosis and deep relaxation, soothing comfort techniques for birthing and unique yogabellies toouch therapies for mum and baby. These classes are open to all women and 86% of our students have never set foot in a yoga class before. We have a whole host of studio and water based therapies that have been custom made for preganant mummies.
What kind of results are mums getting from attending YogaBellies classes?
• 65% of mums used no drugs whatsoever and cited breathing and relaxation techniques used in class, often along with other non-invasive comfort aids such as TENS machines and gas and air as their main choice of pain relief during labour and birth. YogaBellies mums were keen to try for natural birth where possible and felt informed and confident going forward.
• 62% of our mums were in labour for less than 12 hours (UK average 14 hours for a first time mum.) Relaxation has proven to decrease stress and the release of cortisol during labour, allows the muscles of the cervix to relax and speeds up labour as a result.
• Only 10% of YogaBellies mums had an epidural compared to a national average of 25%, with only 13% of YB mums using drugs at all during labour. The rest cited breathing techniques learned in class, water, self hyposis, Tens and gas and air as methods used.
• The c-section rate for mums attending YB classes was 17% compared to 25.4% national average (NHS Information Centre for 2011) and 26.6% average for Scotland.
Where are these classes?
The lovely Vicki has now brought these classes to Falkirk -
Launching 5th July 2017!
Class will be held at the Stenhousemuir Sports Centre.
Times – 18.30 – 19.45 and 20.00 – 21.15
We would love for you to get in touch with Vicki and pop along to her class - please tell her we sent you....