Labour Fit

 

Introducing Labour Fit a comprehensive online program designed to empower you for a positive and successful birthing experience. This transformative program focuses on physical readiness, teaching essential techniques to prepare your body for labour. Through targeted exercises and practices, you'll strengthen and maintain flexibility and mobility, ensuring you have the stamina and strength to birth your baby comfortably and efficiently, while working harmoniously with your body. Labour Fit goes beyond physical preparation, guiding you on how to have an active labour and utilize beneficial birth positions to open up your hips, making room for your baby to be born. Additionally, the program emphasizes helping your baby achieve an optimal position for birth. With Labour Fit, you'll feel confident, empowered, and equipped to embrace the birthing process, facilitating a faster, easier, and more comfortable birth for both you and your baby.

 

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What happens in a labour fit class?

 

A 30-minute class that prepare your body physically for labour and your mind mentally for labour. 

Part 1: Labour Fitness

A 10-minute session comprising a warmup and then either Strength Training (upper, lower or full body), Yoga, Pilates or Barre. Equipment used includes hand weights, bands, ball, chair, mat, yoga blocks or a fit ball.

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Part 2: Birth Preparation

A 10-minute session to prepare your body for labour including squats (contraction and breathing practice), birth positions, Kegel or pelvic floor exercises, mobility and flexibility.

Part 3: Mindset & Relaxation

Stretching, breathing practice for labour, guided relaxation and visualization and fear release work. 

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How exercise during pregnancy can help you have an easier and more comfortable labour

 

Engaging in regular exercise during pregnancy can have numerous benefits, including preparing your body for labour and potentially making the process easier and more comfortable. Here are a few ways exercise can contribute to a smoother labour experience:

Increased Strength and Endurance: Exercise, especially activities that target the muscles used during labour (such as squats, pelvic tilts, and Kegel exercises), can strengthen your core, pelvic floor, and lower body muscles. Building strength and endurance in these areas can enhance your ability to cope with the physical demands of labour and push effectively.

Improved Flexibility and Range of Motion: Exercises like prenatal yoga and stretching routines help maintain or improve flexibility, promoting better range of motion in the joints and muscles. This increased flexibility can facilitate more comfortable and efficient positioning during labour, allowing you to find optimal positions for pain management and effective contractions.

Enhanced Circulation and Stamina: Regular exercise increases blood circulation, which can benefit both you and your baby during labour. Improved circulation helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and vital organs, potentially reducing fatigue and enhancing endurance during labour.

Better Posture and Alignment: Certain exercises and prenatal workouts focus on improving posture and alignment. By strengthening the back muscles and maintaining proper alignment of the spine and pelvis, you can help create more space for your baby to descend through the birth canal, potentially facilitating a smoother and less obstructed labour process.

Stress Relief and Mental Well-being: Exercise releases endorphins, which can elevate your mood and reduce stress and anxiety levels. By engaging in regular physical activity, you can boost your overall mental well-being, develop a positive mindset, and increase your ability to cope with the emotional challenges of labour.

It's essential to consult with your healthcare provider before starting or continuing any exercise routine during pregnancy. They can provide personalized recommendations based on your health, fitness level, and any specific considerations related to your pregnancy.

 

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