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.
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.
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.
This class includes:
Practice of birth positions
Practical ways to use passive relaxation in labor
Working with a stability “birthing” ball
Massage, counter-pressure, aromatherapy, and other partner-supportedtechniques to provide comfort for a woman in labor
Practice working together through faux contractions
We recommend that you participate in this workshop during the second or third trimester. Attend with your partner or other support person. Cost: $20 per couple. This workshop is led by Mindy Goodman, E-RYT 500®, RPYT®, YACEP®. Please email Mindy with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. 100% payment is due at time of registration.
Registration is required. Please note that if there are less than 5 people enrolled in the class, the class may be cancelled. You will be notified before the class if this occurs.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing suitable for relaxation, gentle movement, and practicing birth positions. Bring your yoga mat. This class is conducted in the St. Luke's Plaza 1 building, located at 400 Broadway Ave. This facility is directly across Broadway from Whole Foods and directly across Myrtle from the Ram restaurant. There will not be a St. Luke's sign that you will see. Free parking is available on the north side of Plaza 1. Use the far left lane on Park Blvd and turn left onto Morrison Knudsen Plaza Dr (before the apartment buildings). Follow Morrison Knudsen Plaza Dr around the Plaza to the last parking lot on the North side of the Plaza (across Front from the Marriot). Use the building entrance located on the Northwest side of the building that faces Broadway.
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