Classes or one-to-one sessions led by certified Well Woman Yoga teachers/therapists for women who are planning to conceive, those undergoing fertility treatments or IVF and also for women who have just conceived (0-14 weeks of pregnancy). Yoga is applied to a natural stimulation of ovarian function and to womb ecology, the creation of an optimal womb environment. A variety of body, mind and spirit resources are drawn from yoga to help women cope with the stress associated with uncertainties around this time and to increase the ability to self-nurture in preparation for motherhood.
Whether you are planning to conceive or you have been trying to have a baby for some time and may be undergoing IVF treatments, birthlight fertility yoga has been designed to help you relax and enhance your fertility with specific yoga-based exercises. The focus is on creating space and ease and on optimising blood flow to muscles and connective tissues in the lower pelvis. This activates the loops that link ovaries and hormonal pathways during the menstrual cycle and also in the early phases of conception and implantation. Fertility yoga classes extend to14 weeks of pregnancy, when the placenta has become fully functional and the risks of miscarriage are considerably lower.
The first trimester of pregnancy is now known to be crucial for healthy fetal development and also for setting the foundations of parenting. Birthlight fertility yoga classes offer a safe space to relax and start your pregnancy journey in a nurturing environment.
Fertility yoga has been taught by Francoise Freedman for a long time but has only recently been developed for teacher training of certified teachers.