Prenatal Health

Dr Shweta Rao


Shyft Yoga Trainer

January 19, 2023

Yoga Practice and Birthing Positions

Below are the best birthing postures which your Prenatal yoga classes cover especially in Trimester 3. How easy or difficult a birth is depends on the position of the baby and the balance of the expectant parents bones. If the body is better balanced the pathway for the baby’s exit is also smooth. Your Prenatal Yoga practice is your mean to prepare the body as the focus is always alignment and balance in certain customised postures. These alignment will correct the imbalances which is caused by pregnancy itself. Like when belly grows, spinal curve is exaggerated, leading to pelvis tipping forward, This cause the legs to turn out (the common pregnancy waddle), result - the deep hip rotators and butt muscles tighten which cause pelvic floor to tighten which later cause issues with babies decent and rotation in the pelvis. If the body is aligned and balanced correctly, birth may be quick with less chance of unnecessary interventions as well as strain and stress on the parent-baby.

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