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In Pregnancy, Childbirth, being a Mother: Why looking after You is so important.

During Pregnancy and Giving Birth: At no other time in a woman’s life is there more of a need to be extra careful and vigilant about looking after yourself. You are advised, “Eat nutritious food, get good sleep, give up smoking.” etc.

preg-1 The most natural processes in life; pregnancy, birth and growing up…..

We, the human race, should have the process perfect… yet we go wrong?

As the new life develops, added weight and strain both mentally and physically heaps extra pressure on the mother-to-be. An uncomplicated birth is more likely for the mother-to-be who is relaxed and easy going.

“As a midwife, I know the importance of a relaxed and confident woman in labour” – Joy Rattue, Auckland.

Coping skills are required to avoid excess tension and stress.

If you have tendencies towards anxiety, you’ll find Alexander Technique a great help in preparing you for an easier time. It feeds confidence while you undergo big changes in your daily life.

Being a mother, requiring energy beyond your usual norm, Alexander Technique gives you the skill to be ready for all situations of stress that being a mother brings. story “In the middle of my fourth pregnancy, my back finally protested; a prolapsed, herniated disc caused excruciating, exhausting pain; a difficult time at best.

Eighteen years later, after constant medical, physio, acupuncture, yoga and chiropractic treatments, I accepted this was not going away.

The light went on when I first read about the Alexander Technique.  I started to really understand my condition. I learnt through Alexander lessons that my back problem started through poor habits in moving etc.

Through lessons I discovered I WAS DOING IT TO MYSELF!  Little by little I peeled back the layers.

I wish I had known it before I had my first pregnancy”

Looking after your spine and the core muscles and ligaments that hold everything together is imperative during pregnancy.

The benefits of Alexander Technique lessons are far reaching, in pregnancy, birth and life.

Contact Jann McMichael for more info.