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There are two main causes of sacroiliac pain and back pain in pregnancy.
One is stiffness or lack of flexibility in the pelvic muscles, or your sacroiliac joints are hyper-mobile or extremely flexible. WHAT CAN HELP
Increase flexibility by practicing the 10 yoga stretches below to relieve back pain and sacroiliac pain in pregnancy.
If lack of flexibility is the issue get regular chiropractic adjustments will help relieve back pain in pregnancy.
If hyper-flexibility is the issue, work on strengthening the lower back and core muscle groups to increase stability and reduce stress on the lower back.
The causes of headaches in pregnancy can be varied-everything from hormones to extra blood you’re body is building for your baby. The first step is reducing inflammation in your body. Inflammation can be attacked nutritionally and easily.
There is NO WRONG WAY to have a baby. “I feel like I did everything wrong.” Those are the words from a new mom who was so traumatized by her birth experience, that it took her 4 months to reply to my emails and phone calls and write down the details and tell me, her...read more
Sometimes, there are reasons we go through challenging times in our lives. We may not know it at the time, but there is a lesson or even a gift , even after the most trying times. Many moms don't get the birth experiences they had envisioned. Some moms are traumatized...read more
by Liza Janda AAHCC, ERYT, RPYT Sit in Easy Pose -Sukhasana. Take a few minutes to focus on your breathing and sit quietly. If your mind starts to wander bring the focus back to your breath. You can count breaths or silently repeat words like “Calm” or “Let Go”. ...read more
‘Optimal Fetal Positioning’ (OFP) is a theory developed by, Jean Sutton, and Pauline Scott, these two women, one a midwife, and the other a prenatal teacher found that the mother’s positions and movements during the last trimester could profoundly influence the way her baby positions itself in the womb in the final weeks of pregnancy.
Don't just take it from me, a prenatal yoga teacher for 17 years, take it from my students. Below are just a couple of quotes from my prenatal yoga students. If you'd like to read more testimonials from my prenatal yoga and childbirth students, I've got a whole...read more
Think you're getting enough protein during pregnancy to grow a healthy baby? Probably NOT! What should you eat during pregnancy? You should eat a variety of foods but it's important to make sure you eat 80-100 grams of protein during pregnancy daily. Every single cell...read more
Practicing relaxation to prepare for labor and birth takes one minute a day. Sorry! Now there are no excuses not to practice relaxation every day! Practicing relaxation to prepare for labor and birth every day is easy! You need to be able to relax on demand when labor...read more
Now that you've made it past that 1st trimester, you'll need to get started on your pregnancy checklist - 10 things to do in the 2nd trimester. You're probably finally feeling a lot better and have more energy and less inclination to vomit on a daily basis! Though you...read more