Be Well for Yourself and Your Growing Family

If there was a way for you to stay strong and mobile while pregnant, would you be able to find 30 minutes for yourself a few times a week?

 

Are you more aware of your limitations than your abilities while pregnant? Do you err on limiting your movement out of fear? Is it a challenge to self-motivate to go to a class or move around in your own space?

 

If so, it is totally understandable. Being pregnant is a BIG deal and can feel like an even bigger deal at times, especially if this is your first pregnancy. Never mind once you go down the black hole of internet searching for that one time you moved that one way and bumped your bump on the counter! We’ve all been there (or at least I have!). 

 

During my first pregnancy, I had this persona ingrained in me much more so than I do now in my second pregnancy. I have found more confidence in my body and movement practice. I have worked to create a practice that pregnant bodies CAN do to stay STRONG and MOBILE by incorporating smart foundational movements that will make life on the other side of this pregnancy easier.

 

I know how much strength (physical, mental, and emotional) it takes to take care of a small child. (It’s A LOT!). I have been super aware of this as I have journeyed through this 2nd pregnancy and have put a priority on my health and wellness so I will be able to be there for myself and my growing family. 

 

I want to share what I have learned with other women because I felt a little bit (let’s be honest, a lot!) alone during my first pregnancy. I have crafted 3 30-minute classes that you can do in the comfort of your own space with minimal props. I have specifically focused on 5 areas of the body that pregnant women CAN and (I think) SHOULD work to strengthen and mobilize so that life during pregnancy and beyond will be more enjoyable.

By focusing on these areas, you will be able to have a movement practice that will prepare your body better for what is to come. 

 

As long as your doctor hasn’t recommended reduced activity during your pregnancy, you can begin enjoying the benefits of gaining more strength and mobility NOW! My 3-class bundle is $39. Click the link at the top of this page to purchase and get moving today 🤗

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me an email @ yogawithwhitney@gmail.com. I am here to be a resource and love to connect with others, especially other mommies!

5 Areas of Focus for Pregnant Bodies

  1. Shoulders: they need to be ready for a lot of repetitive lifting and car(ry)ing.
     

  2. Wrists: cradling a baby and carrying car seats can put a lot of load on wrists that may have never done more than carry a smart phone before.
     

  3. Side Body (armpits to outer hips): creating space here is a great way to stay more comfortable as your growing baby takes up space between your ribs and pelvis.
     

  4. Feet: they are carrying your body through your days as your center of gravity shifts and the load increases week-by-week.
     

  5. Hips: this is the likely pathway your baby will enter the world and there is a lot of shifting happening (right now!) - give yourself the luxury of staying strong and mobile so you can be better prepared for labor and delivery (and for yourself as you recover as the new you).

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