child health / emotional health and wellbeing / health promotion / health visitors / midwives

Mother and baby yoga is good for you

An article from the journal Practising Midwife. Abstract as follows:

“Mother and baby yoga is becoming more and more popular in the western world, as postpartum mothers discover the benefits of being able to ‘work out’, bond with their baby and relax, all in one session. Postnatal yoga can offer calm and a sense of wellbeing, helping mothers to improve and stabilise their emotional health and to bond. Additionally the mother is able to focus on her relationship with her baby, rebuild the weakened pelvic floor, strengthen the abdominal muscles and even alleviate back and neck pain. For babies, yoga can aid digestion and alleviate colic; help to strengthen tiny limbs; improve sleep patterns; and enhance their ability to interact with their mother and other people.”

Read the article at: http://www.google.co.uk/url?q=http://www.cherylmacdonaldyoga.moonfruit.com/download/i/mark_dl/u/4011772367/4591797664/practsingmidwifemumandbbayyogamay13.pdf&sa=U&ei=fexXUrPTBYyc0wWAnoHwAg&ved=0CBsQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNFekaRM5rixUGNTDmkRxFUc03h2xA

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