Yoga Poses for Labor
Poses for moms when the baby's bearing down.
There's no time like pregnancy to get into yoga routine even if you haven't done a single downward dog in your entire life.
Prenatal yoga is beneficial in many ways but also an important way to prep for birth. Even if you're not planning for unmedicated birth, yoga makes a huge difference.
Squatting opens the outlet of pelvis on average of 28% wider than when laying down. It adds pressure directly to the cervix which can encourage dilation. Use anytime during labor.
This is used in first stage of labor to take pressure of mother's back. The rocking motion encourages the baby to navigate the way through the pelvis.
This is for when the mother is tired or if she has taken an epidural. This position creates internal rotation which opens more pelvic outlet.
This is useful in first stage of labor especially if the mom is confined to bed. This pose gently stretches the pelvic floor and inner thighs and gravity helps baby descend.
In prenatal yoga, this pose is used to open the shoulders and stretch the back. This is a natural position for many women to assume during labor.
These yoga asanas will give you strength, flexibility and a healthy body to make your pregnancy easier.