I see a lot of mamas coming in to my yoga classes having been diagnosed as having a breech or transverse baby. Many of these mamas are diagnosed very early when babies are still moving around and finding their position, but some mamas are receiving this news at 38 weeks and beyond.
Up until about 35 weeks baby still has an opportunity to move and change positions quite a bit. After that time, movement becomes more limited and challenging. For folks who have been told baby is breech there are many things that can be done from acupuncture to chiropractics to spinning babies and more invasive procedures like version. Often folks will opt for something less invasive first to see if that is enough to encourage baby to move. Did you know that yoga is one of those things that can help?
I've seen this article and info circulating in birth and pregnancy circles recently and so many folks commenting "oh I'm on day 2 and this is killing me" or "I could barely get past day 4". Have any of you done this? Tell me your experience, I'm honestly curious.
It appears this article was written in 2016 and so is probably just making a resurgence as of late due to someone finding it on Pinterest or Instagram. I gotta say, as a prenatal yoga teacher and someone who has been pregnant myself, I have a BIG problem with this challenge for many reasons.
Happy international breast-feeding week everyone! As someone who recently started breast-feeding for the first time, I feel like things got off to kind of a rocky start. Did you have this experience? I felt prepared for childbirth, prepared for a baby but not so prepared for this thing my body and baby were naturally supposed to be able to figure out.
While everyone goes through their own individual struggles I do feel like there are a few things I can offer that I personally found helpful. There are some things that I really wish that I had on hand before in order to make my breast-feeding journey easier (so if you're pregnant now, its not too early to get these items! Trust me, don't wait till its too late!). Here's a list of things every new mama should have if they plan on breast-feeding:
Wisdom and insight with a dash of humor to help guide you on your journey through motherhood.