4 Prenatal Yoga Poses to Make Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery More Comfortable

September 1st, 2016

To exercise, or not to exercise? That is the question. It’s hard enough to fit in workouts when life gets busy, and when you’re pregnant, it might be tempting to skip them altogether. And if you’re a mom-to-be, you may be wondering—is it even safe for the baby?

According to experts, including pre- and postnatal fitness specialist Desi Bartlett, it’s safe and beneficial to exercise during pregnancy. Prenatal yoga is low-impact and therefore a great option for expectant mothers. Certain core-strengthening moves can even help make pregnancy, labor, and delivery easier.

If you don’t feel like hauling yourself and your bun-in-the-oven to the local yoga studio, here are four safe and simple moves you can do from the comfort of your own home:

  1. Cat-cow
  2. Pointer dog
  3. Plank
  4. Side plank

Watch the video to learn these poses as well as some modifications. Just be sure to consult with your doctor first to make sure prenatal yoga is safe during your pregnancy.

Read more about Desi Bartlett here and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Dana PobleteDana's love for all creatures under the sun (bugs, too) drives her in her advocacy for ethical eating, environmental sustainability, and cruelty-free living. A natural born islander, she surfs when she can, and writes, always.
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