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Pregnancy Relax, Stretch & Breathe Classes
Mounttown Community Facility, Monkstown

Refreshments included
Booking Essential
Start anytime from 14 weeks to birth

A fusion of gentle yoga-based exercises combined with antenatal preparation suitable from 14 weeks pregnancy right up to birth.

Our weekly Relax, Stretch & Breathe Classes (RSB) give mothers, whether they're expecting their first or fourth baby, an opportunity to get together with other pregnant women and spend time relaxing.  Research has shown that gentle yoga-like exercises and relaxation can lead to more straightforward births, more full-term and healthy-weight babies by reducing cortisol (stress hormone) levels.  Keeping stress down in the last trimester has been shown to be particularly beneficial.

Each week, we do an hour of gentle yoga-based exercises and stretches specially tailored for pregnant women to prepare them for birth.  This very popular class also focusses on breathing techniques, positions for labour and a nice long relaxation.  The aim for these classes is for you to have an enjoyable and relaxing time, whilst improving your physical and emotional well-being and increasing your chances of a positive birth experience.  For those who are already mothers, the class is a time to relax, concentrate on your new baby and think about your wishes for this birth.  For first-time mothers, there will be lots of practical tips and opportunities to meet others and ask questions.

The classes are run in an Active Birth format, with different topics covered each week.  Your instructor is also a qualified, experienced Antenatal Educator with Cuidiú and so you get the benefit of all that experience and information.  Throughout the course breathing, exercise, relaxation for labour are paramount but we also cover life with a new baby, optimal foetal positioning, avoiding perineal damage and many other issues.  A few weeks after giving birth, each mother is invited back to tell her birth story, if she wishes.  From time to time, we'll also have other speakers to discuss various subjects such as reflexology, breastfeeding, etc.  Light refreshments are always provided.
Free RSB taster class for clients of 1-Day Antenatal & Early Parenting Course

You can start anytime - class run on a rolling basis

Refreshments included.

Venue:  Mounttown Community Facility, Monkstown, Dublin

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