High Risk Pregnancy

I just started teaching Pre-natal Yoga at a rehab center. I have known the director for a couple of years, even filled in to teach the regular yoga class to these ladies, so I felt like I knew what I was in for when I offered to teach Pre-natal Yoga at this facility. Let me also say that I have been teaching and training Pre-natal Yoga for several years so this is not my first rodeo.

I have been volunteering 2xs a week at an odd time during the day to teach these pregnant ladies relaxation skills, breath techniques and asana to improve or relieve pregnancy. When I found out that everybody in the program will be giving birth in the next 6 months, I felt a sense of urgency to start the practice ASAP and 2 days a week, the girls were on board  with this same sense of urgency.

One more thing… I am super cautious when I teach or train in Pre-natal Yoga. Life is short and very precious. Enough said!

I went to the facility Thursday to teach, signed in, went to the room where we have the class – alls good – until the director sticks her head in the door and says…” blah blah blah and these ladies are all high risk pregnancy” . What was I thinking? It’s rehab! Rehab from tic tacs? It never crossed my mind that these babies were in such a high risk situation, these ladies seem like most of the other ladies that I have taught Pre-natal Yoga to in the studio. It should not have shifted my teaching but it did – the shift was in what or rather how I teach to these ladies, more cautious. It saddened me to  think that this high risk could have been avoided. I can go two ways with this – 1. thank God that these ladies have taken the right step and are seeking treatment and continue to help and support  2. turn away and never look back.

Helping is what I choose for now and what they do in the future I can not control, I only have this moment to provide what little I have to offer these ladies. Yes, it still saddens me but sometimes we need to be the change.

Be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandi

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Maintain Health

Yoga, when practised during pregnancy, will help you not only maintain your health and well-being but also bring peace and freedom to the body, heart and mind of both you and your child.

-boost your energy

-refresh you when you are feeling tired

-it can calm a chattering mind

-can help you sleep more sound

-helps reduce backaches, constipation, bloating and swelling

-improves mood, posture and energy

-improves ability to cope with labor

-cultivates healthy bonding between mother an baby

just thought know should know – try a class to see for yourself. Namaste

Part 2 of Foods & Beverages to Avoid

Lets start with my favorite…

Cheese

Dont Eat Unpasteurized soft cheese such as feta, brie, camembert, blue-veined cheese, queso fresco, queso blanco and panela.

Do Eat Check the label when buying soft cheese to make sure it’s made with pasteurized milk

 

Other Foods

Don’t Eat Prepared salads from the deli (especially if the contain eggs, chicken, ham or seafood)

Buffet or picnic food that’s been sitting out for two or more hours

Stuffing cooked inside a bird, unless heated to 165 degrees

Raw sprouts or any unwashed produce, especially lettuce and cabbage

Do Eat Reheat any left overs until steaming hot, again 165 degrees

Peel fruits and vegetables or wash them well

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Beverages

Don’t Drink  Alcoholic beverages

Unpasteurized raw milk

Unpasteurized or fresh squeezed juice

More than 12oz of coffee a day

Do

Wash all fruits and veggies before juicing

Limit your caffeine to 200mg a day and watch out for sneaky caffeine in teas, soft drinks, energy drinks and chocolate

Tittibha Prenatal Yoga

Food and Beverages BEWARE

 

I found this article on foods and beverages to avoid and thought, really? I tried to list all the foods that are on the “avoid” list in my head and found that I could not recall all of them. Being a Prenatal Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer I thought I had it all down… ha! I’m thinking it has more to do with age now. Anyway, here are the foods and these are suggestions an by any means the end all list of foods to avoid during pregnancy.

Fish

DON”T Eat: raw or under cooked fish or shellfish (oysters and clams), fish with high levels of mercury, including shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish(golden or white snapper), unpasteurized, refrigerated, smoked, or pickled fish unless heated until steaming, do not eat more than 6 ounces a week of canned (yuk, who can eat it any way?) “solid white” or albacore tuna

DO Eat: cooked fish to the temp of 145 degrees or until opaque in the center, eat up to 12 oz. of low mercury fish, such as salmon, shrimp, pollack, or trout

Meat & Poultry

DON”T Eat: Raw or under cooked meat or poultry, refrigerated meat of any kind(ham, roast beef, hot-dogs,  bologna, prosciutto, pate) unless heated until steaming 165 degrees, dry, uncooked sausage, such as salami and pepperoni, unless heated until steaming hot. Be careful of the rotisserie chicken in the grocery stores that are refrigerated – they are the ones from the previous day and they are not always cooled to room temp before placed in the refrig.

Eggs

DON”T Eat: Runny or undercooked eggs, raw cookie dough(darn it :C) or cake batter that contains raw eggs, homemade desserts that contain raw eggs like, eggnog, ice cream, custard, chocolate mousse, hollandaise sauce (missed this item too) bearnaise sauce, mayonnaise, and Caesar salad dressing.

Kinda takes the fun outta eating but it is worth it to be cautious and to be protective of you and the unborn. It’s only for a few months and then you can go back to your normal eating.

I will be a few other foods so stayed tuned…

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

The Tittibha Prenatal Teacher Training School, RYS is offering a Yoga Alliance approved pre and postnatal teacher training. This is currently the only Yoga Alliance approved Pre and Postnatal certification in North Carolina.

This program is designed to provide the participant with safe, informed and current methods for teaching prenatal yoga. You will leave feeling confident in your knowledge of bringing yoga as a form of health and wellness to your clients, both Pre and Postnatal.

Nancy Gilbert, E-RYT is a certified Pre and Postnatal instructor, RYPT. She brings not only her knowledge, but also integrity into her teaching. Nancy has been teaching Pre and Postnatal yoga for several years and her keen love of Prenatal yoga shines through in her kind attention towards her Mothers–to-be.

This 85-hour training in Pre and Postnatal follows the strict guidelines of Yoga Alliance. Though open to all interested, only YA certified teachers can apply for their certificate with Yoga Alliance after completion of training. Midwives and Doulas are invited to participate to deepen their practice. All participants must be currently registered within an approved organization. CEU’s are available with special arrangements prior to each weekend session.

Space is limited to 8 students to maintain an intimate and interactive experience.

Dates & Pricing for Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

4 weekends to complete the training in 2013:

  • Febuary 8, 9, 10
  • February 22, 23, 24
  • March 8, 9, 10
  • April 12, 13, 14

Hours:

  • Friday: 5:30-9:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00-6:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00-4:00pm

Tuition:

  • $800

Required purchase of teaching manual: TBD

Required purchase of additional text: The Female Pelvis: Anatomy and Exercises. Author Blandine Calais-Germain. This book can be purchased online.

Refunds available with written notice until February 6, 2013, less $100 registration fee.

No refunds after February 7, 2013.

For more information: yogaconnectionnc@gmail.com

919-971-1431

PS if you are interested and are coming from out of town we may still have some rooms available to rent from a local resident inexpensive. Clean and quiet

Breast Feeding Benefit Revealed

 

 

I have always heard that if you can then breast feed but nobody has ever been able to give exact benefits and Duke University has discovered that “Human milk promotes the growth of biofilms of beneficial bacteria that line the intestinal tract of healthy babies, helping digestion and the development of the immune system and acting as a barrier to bad germs.” News & Observer Section B, August 28, 2021, page 1. You can read the rest of the article at nando.com/health.

 

Why Prenatal Yoga

Why is yoga good for pregnancy? Stress relief, improved sleep, mental clarity, prep for delivery through asasa are just some of the benefits of yoga.  Gentle physical exercises work on key muscles and joints to assist with general fitness and can also assist with labor, smooth pregnancy and a natural childbirth.  But more importantly, yoga does wonders on the physical and mental development of your growing baby. The following is a guide to some of the practices used during our classes, and how they can be of benefit to you.

Yoga Exercises (asana) these gently work on the pelvis to bring flexibility and a full healthy range of motion to the joints and muscles. At the subtle level, these ensure optimum supply of blood and nutrients to the developing fetus.  Assist to open the hips,Image strengthen the legs, and the upper body and also to become more aware of your body with breath and movement.

Breathing or Pranayama (breath control) – These powerful techniques ensure the abundant supply of oxygen and a better life force for you and your child. Learn simple pranayama techniques that you can use to revitalize and re-energize but with only a well qualified instructor.

Meditation As a therapeutic tool, meditation will help you resolve fears and conflicts, which are so common during pregnancy.  Meditation brings with it an incredible awareness which helps you connect with your child in a way that is impossible to explain. Breath and mediation techniques will also be given to manage the different levels of discomfort through out the delivery.

Yoga Nidra Yoga Nidra is a powerful technique to induce physical, mental and emotional relaxation.  Referred to as psychic sleep because it is as if you’re asleep but you remain aware on a conscious level.  Mostly Yoga Nidra is the systematic rotation of consciousness throughout different parts of the body.  It may also involve awareness of breath, feelings and also visualizations and is always guided by your Yoga Instructor.

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