Recreational exercise decreases the chances of both premature labor and the birth of a very small baby.
Maternal exercise throughout gestation improves fetal heart health.
Getting up and moving during labor results in shorter labors and fewer requests for epidurals.
Exercise helps prevent Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), the most common medical complication of pregnancy.
99% of women who were upright and mobile during birth said they would make the same choice again. Upright positions and mobility during birth significantly lowered admissions to neonatal intensive care.
All aspects of growth and development after birth in babies from exercising mothers are equal to or better than those of babies from non-exercising mothers. At five years old, children whose mothers exercised during pregnancy scored much higher on tests of general intelligence and oral language skills.
You’ll enjoy moves specifically designed to give you strength and pelvic mobility for ease of labor. Class is filled with techniques and tips, like how to use gravity for a more effective birth. Did you know there is an optimal fetal position and you can help assure it?
Your certified DFB™ instructor is a birth expert, so you’ll gain invaluable knowledge, like how to use your own powerful birth instincts. Birth can be active, ecstatic, transformative, empowering. With this fun fusion of fitness and education you’ll be ready! Start classes any time –the sooner, the better.
With Your Baby
Birth is just the beginning! You’ll gain health benefits and toning while you bond with your baby. Our moves
develop baby’s vestibular system which affects vision, hearing, balance, muscle tone and equilibrium. Receive guidance on your parenting concerns, like feeding, sleeping, soothing, your changing relationship or mothering solo.
Exercising Through Your Pregnancy, by Klapp III
Maternal Positions and Mobility During First Stage Labour, by Lawrence et al
Aerobic exercise during pregnancy influences fetal cardiac, by May LE et al
The Role of Exercise in Reducing the Risks of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus,
by Sarah A Hopkins, Raul Artal