Pelvic Floor Awareness through Breath for Childbirth. {Video}

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Prenatal Yoga at Shining Light Prenatal Education, Pittsburgh

Recently, in one of my prenatal yoga classes, when I mentioned the words “pelvic floor,” one of the women said that she’d never heard of it, nor knew where it was. Luckily, I have a pelvis model and an anatomy poster of such things. So, I interrupted my class to do a brief anatomy lesson.

Here’s the thing—the pelvic floor has a heck-of-a-lot to do with pregnancy and childbirth. To let that beautiful baby out, the pelvic floor needs to be soft and loose—not tight. Kegels make it tight {ahem}, but that’s a whole other topic.

Women need to know what the sensation is in the pelvic floor before they can learn how to push properly, and they need to practice so when the time comes to push the baby out they know the sensation they are looking for.

By using an anatomy lesson about breath and the pelvic floor, we can help women have an easier time pushing.






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About Deena Blumenfeld

Deena Blumenfeld RYT, RPYT, LCCE is a certified Yoga instructor at the 200 hr level, a certified Khalsa Way™ Prenatal Yoga instructor and a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. She is also a mom of two – a son, born via c-section and a daughter, her VBAC. She is an active member of the local ICAN chapter and a member of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services. Deena is also the owner of Shining Light Prenatal Education, where she teaches prenatal yoga, childbirth education, breastfeeding and much more.


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