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‘Yoga a panacea for expecting mothers’

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yogaTo commemorate yoga day celebrations, Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula on Sunday organised an antenatal yoga session for expecting mothers. In an hour-long session, Yoga instructor taught antenatal yoga to expecting women.

Antenatal yoga helps women to improve their breathing, reducing stress and anxiety level.

Talking about how it is beneficial for expecting mothers, Dr. Shilva, Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paras Bliss Hospital, said: “Yoga plays very important role during pregnancy as it helps women to go through her pregnancy with minimal discomfort. It helps post during pregnancy and post delivery as well.”

“Expecting women who do yoga regularly are healthier both in mind and body. This enables them to become more flexible which helps them to adapt to different positions during labour and ligaments becomes more elastic, which helps to reduce labour pain,” Shilva said.

As a woman approaches delivery period and as the baby grows it puts more stress on specific muscles in your body. A lot of lower back pain is observed among pregnant women. Hips get tighter due to baby’s weight in belly, she further added.

Dr Monica Agarwal, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paras Bliss Hospital, said “Prenatal yoga helps you to improve sleep, reduces anxiety and stress. It helps to decrease lower back pain, headaches, shortness of breath, nausea etc.”

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