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Prenatal yoga classes in any way risky?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not really.
Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities, provided they are well supervised.
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: Not really.
Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities, provided they are well supervised.
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: Not likely
unless you had specific complications that would contraindicate physical activity.
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. Best when combined with low -impact

In brief: Not likely
unless you had specific complications that would contraindicate physical activity.
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. Best when combined with low -impact
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
aerobic activity.
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