There is no better time to join a yoga and meditation class than during pregnancy.
It has physical and mental benefits for both mother and baby. Below are six of the biggest perks of practicing meditation during pregnancy.
#1 Reduces Stress
Studies show that maternal stress has a large impact on developing babies. Physically it can lead to preterm labor and lower birth weights. Mentally there is a link between mothers with high stress and an increased chance of psychological issues for the baby. Meditation and mindfulness decrease the risk of these complications, leading to healthier babies.
#2 Lowers Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
The deep breathing of meditation lowers heart rates and regulates blood pressure. This is essential for mom and baby to remain healthy throughout pregnancy.
#3 Reduces Depression
Practicing meditation during pregnancy has proven to reduce the chances of depression and anxiety. These benefits extend to postpartum, protecting mothers from PPD and PPA.
#4 Aids Connection with Baby
Meditation creates mindfulness, giving pregnant women more awareness of their bodies and their babies. This fosters a better connection to the baby within.
#5 Provides Better Sleep
Regular meditation reduces insomnia, which can be a common complaint during pregnancy. Pregnant women who meditate experience more restful sleep than those who do not.
#6 Helps with Labor
One of the biggest benefits of meditation is the positive feelings it provides. With positivity comes a reduction in fear and a decreased perception of pain. This helps women with endurance during labor, and to feel more positively about their birth experiences after.
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