It is a proven fact that exercise during pregnancy will make your labor progress at a faster rate than if you sat down and ate brownie sundaes for nine months. I know this, because I’ve tried it both ways.
The brownie sundae baby took 15 hours of labor, while the daily exercise baby took 45 minutes of labor and that included the drive to the hospital.
All I did was walk my dog every day, and fit in the time for 30 minutes of yoga.
As long as you’re doing the correct poses, yoga throughout pregnancy is relaxing, beneficial, gentle exercise. It can lower your blood pressure, get your circulation moving and you can do it safely right up until the end of your ninth month.
If you’re a regular yogi, you’ll find yourself a bit disheartened when you go to pull on your favorite pair of yoga pants and they no longer fit. The baby bump is a fickle thing. One day there’s nothing and the next…sigh.
Buying an entire wardrobe of new clothes, from office attire to exercise gear, can be a daunting task. Lucky for you, I’ve been down this road more than once, and we’ve got a list of fantastic yoga pants to keep you comfy and fit for a full nine months.