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June 7th, 2012, 10:44 PM
Dhartanya's Avatar Paleo Mommy-to-be
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Did you find yoga helped you labour?
Anything else IYO made things easier?
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June 8th, 2012, 10:25 AM
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An exercise ball was my life saver. I bounced on that for a few weeks before I went into labor and once I was in labor that's where I wanted to stay. You can keep everything open while still being comfortable and focusing on getting into a swaying rythm. I didn't find yoga helped but that's just me.
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June 8th, 2012, 12:11 PM
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I used hypnosis for childbirth which worked really well for me. My midwife said she used yoga techniques with all three of her births and it worked well for her.
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June 8th, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Birth ball for me too. When I was in labor that's really where I wanted to be.
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June 8th, 2012, 03:01 PM
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hypnobabies!
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June 8th, 2012, 05:05 PM
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Yoga made me feel good during pregnancy, and after. Some of the breathing techniques are helpful along with an awareness of your body and your muscles. I also appreciate the mental calm that yoga can bring. I wouldn't rely JUST on yoga... but I feel it can definitely contribute to an easier birth experience.
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June 9th, 2012, 09:43 PM
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I made sure to keep active, and I did squats almost everyday...I know they say not to, but I did, and it helped keep me strong and able to move and such, even when I was a beached whale at 9months pregnant. I honestly think it helped get the ball rolling in the end, and helped dilate me before the big day so things went much quicker when I was actually in active labor.
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