Preparing Mind and Body for Pregnancy and Childbirth
Prenatal Yoga at Medical City Dallas
Medical City Women's Baby Bump Yoga program, set in a calm and peaceful environment, focuses on the breath, the body, and your unborn baby. Relaxation and breathing exercises allow you to connect with your body's innate wisdom. Gentle stretching poses prepare you for labor while strengthening poses provide necessary stamina. Yoga may help alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy by improving circulation, strengthening pelvic muscles and increasing overall comfort. A safe and open atmosphere encourages discussion of any concerns, as well the exciting changes of pregnancy. Each class will be led by a certified professional yoga instructor, who is also a labor and delivery nurse.
Praise for Prenatal Yoga
Whether you're preparing to become pregnant, learning to master morning sickness, or feeling those first kicks, this class has something for you. All levels are welcome. Feel free to bring a friend, sister, or partner along to enjoy the class with you.
"Prenatal Yoga at Medical City Dallas Hospital is my weekly treat! The classroom was a relaxing environment where my baby and I could enjoy the mind/body positions of yoga. I also felt safe exercising with a certified yoga instructor AND learned that she is also a labor and delivery nurse too so she knows what my body is going through." - Stephanie, age 38
"I highly recommend the prenatal yoga class at Medical City Dallas. It is a soothing environment where I am in touch with my baby and learn techniques to manage labor." - Kashena, age 32
"Prenatal yoga is a great opportunity for patients to stay active during their pregnancy. With a strong focus on breathing, many women find it helpful during the labor process as well." - Dr. Wendy Parnell, M.D.
How to Sign Up
Classes are held Monday and Wednesday evenings starting at 5:30 pm in Medical City Children's Hospital classrooms A & B. The classrooms are located just off the main atrium. Each class is $5 per person. Parking is provided. If you have questions, call (972) 566-7153 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For your safety, a medical release form, signed by your doctor, must be brought by EVERY class member to her first class, regardless of whether she is currently pregnant. Men taking part must bring a signed release form as well. If you need help finding a doctor, please call the physician referral line at (972) 566-7111.Register Online