In honour of World Doula Week, I thought I would write a short post about what doulas do. As you can see from the picture, the main role of a doula is to support someone through pregnancy, birth and/or the postpartum period. We provide emotional and educational support to a birthing person and that person's family.
One of the simplest and most complicated poses. Requiring strength and flexibility, balance, breath control and stamina. And yet, it looks so straightforward, and many teachers call it a resting pose. For most people this pose is safe to practice through most of pregnancy, although it should generally be avoided or modified for high or …
During pregnancy, laying or sleeping on your back is not recommended, because it can negatively impact the blood flow to the baby in utero. If you are a regular practitioner of yoga, you will know that your practice usually begins or ends with savasana, a pose that involves laying flat on your back for an extended period of time.
During this time of so much activity - baby showers, setting up the nursery, figuring out how to use a car seat, stockpiling diapers and more, taking some time for yourself and slowing things down can be so beneficial.