5 weeks pregnant mom to be wants to continue with her yoga

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5 weeks pregnant mom to be wants to continue with her yoga

5 weeks pregnant mom to be wants to continue with her yoga
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A 5 week pregnant mom to be wants to sign up and become a student in my pregnancy class. She has been pratising yoga for some time, is this OK?

Appreciate all views,

Maev H. Creaven
Nutritional Therapist & Perinatal Yoga Instructor
Salthill
Galway
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Thu, May 17 2007 4:15 AM In reply to
U141619

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Hi, I would not recommend it until the 12 week scan even if she is an experienced yoga student. I think people under-estimate this important period which is when most miscarrriages occur. She can still practice breathing and relaxation in this time and maybe leave her postures until the scan has shown a safe & healthy baby.

This is obviously my own opinion and everyone has different boundaries they are happy to work to, you can only give her advice and let her make her own decision but I would not advise teaching her, can you imagine if anything did happen.

I hope this helps, I'm sure lots of other people may have a different slant on it.

kind regards,

Chelsey

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Thu, May 17 2007 5:21 AM In reply to
lizzie33

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I have to agree with Chelsey. The Birthlight "guidelines" suggest that moms should be 15 weeks + before practising the pregnancy asana's. Rest, relaxation are recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy to allow the body to adapt to the pregnant state. the embryo needs time to embed in the womb and needs a lot of nourishment at this time. Many pregnant ladies feel tired in early preg because the fetus takes much nourishment.

I would not suggest in any way thet the practice we use could be a cause of miscarriage. The majority of misscarriages happen in the first trimester. IF this should happen the pregnant lady will always look for something to blame. Not in any way being down about pregnancy but be aware of all possibilities. There are no complimentary therapies recommended prior to 12 weeks gestation.

Chelsey is correct. An informed explanation on what is actually happening to the pregnant body (mum and baby) and let the lady make her own decision.

(I would not mention the miscarriage cenario to her that is just something for you as a practitioner to be aware of.

regards Liz