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Is prenatal yoga class recommended?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Sure.

Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities.
Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery.

In brief: Sure.

Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities.
Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

Prenatal Yoga will teach techniques (ujjayi) to enable you to breath deeply & to relax.
This is calming & will help face the demands of labor & delivery. It works to maintain flexibility, muscle tone, balance & circulation. Poses used are safe & designed to have low joint impact. Add in aerobic activity.

In brief: Yes

Prenatal Yoga will teach techniques (ujjayi) to enable you to breath deeply & to relax.
This is calming & will help face the demands of labor & delivery. It works to maintain flexibility, muscle tone, balance & circulation. Poses used are safe & designed to have low joint impact. Add in aerobic activity.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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