Appreciate and enjoy the benefits of yoga while in the company of other expectant women. Through a variety of stretching and toning exercises, you’ll increase your energy level, relieve tension, promote deep relaxation, and leave class feeling refreshed!
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<p>Appreciate and enjoy the benefits of yoga while in the company of other expectant women. Through a variety of stretching and toning exercises, you’ll increase your energy level, relieve tension, promote deep relaxation, and leave class feeling refreshed!</p>
<p>In this workshop, we’ll discuss the beneficial use of simple movement and yoga postures to prepare for positions used in labor. Using movement in labor can help foster optimal fetal positioning and may lessen the length of labor. </p><p>Women will learn breath awareness and relaxation techniques helpful to cope with the intensity of contractions. These skills can help a woman in labor remain calm and confident, and can even alter her perception of pain. </p><p>Partners will learn various techniques to support a woman in labor, including the use of massage, hot and cold packs, staging the birth environment, and supportive language. No yoga experience is necessary.</p><p>This class includes:</p><ul><li>Practice of birth positions</li><li>Breathing techniques</li><li>Practical ways to use passive relaxation in labor</li><li>Working with a stability “birthing” ball</li><li>Massage, counter-pressure, aromatherapy, and other partner-supportedtechniques to provide comfort for a woman in labor</li><li>Practice working together through faux contractions</li></ul>
Join an experienced childbirth educator for a tour of St. Luke's maternity areas.
During this one night class, you’ll learn all of the basics and “how tos” of caring for your newborn. We’ll cover comforting, diapering, bathing, feeding, cord care, and sleeping. We’ll also discuss immunizations, circumcision for boys, jaundice, and car seats. A guest physician will drop by for a portion of the class to answer any of your baby care questions.