Ep 30: The Wonderful Benefits of Pre & Postnatal Yoga with Jeanna Lurie – The All About Pregnancy & Birth Podcast With Dr. Nicole C. Rankins
by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins

Episode #30: the wonderful benefits of pre & postnatal yoga with jeanna lurie

Although pregnancy discomforts are common, they don’t have to be normal. There are things you can do to feel better and yoga is a great way to alleviate those discomforts!

My guest on this episode of the All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast is going to help you feel great and comfortable during the nine most important months of your life!

Jeanna Lurie is a pre and postnatal yoga instructor. She started as a doula and a childbirth educator and now holds multiple certifications and trainings in pre and postnatal yoga. She’s also the co-founder of Lotus Blossom Pre & Postnatal Yoga, a training and mentoring program for new yoga teachers.

When she became a mom, she developed a passion for helping and supporting new mothers lead a happy and healthy pregnancy life.

In this conversation, we touched on the wonderful benefits that yoga does for pregnant moms. Jeanna talks about the importance of being certified and educated as a prenatal yoga instructor. We also discuss how you need to make sure the people who are helping you during pregnancy are professionally trained in what they’re doing.

If you’re an expectant mom or a new mom, you’ll surely love this episode!

In This Episode We Talk About:

  • Benefits of yoga during pregnancy
  • What’s the right way to give birth
  • What should you look for in a prenatal yoga teacher and in a prenatal yoga class
  • How frequently should women aim to do yoga during pregnancy
  • How can first-timers get started with yoga
  • The difference between common and normal
  • How to combat fear and discomfort in pregnancy
  • The difference between prenatal and postnatal yoga
  • When should you start doing yoga after childbirth
  • Jeanna’s thoughts on online prenatal/postnatal programs
  • The most rewarding and frustrating part of Jeanna’s work
  • How Jeanna’s personal experience as a mom influenced her work as a yoga teacher
  • Favorite piece of advice for expectant moms

Demonstration of Cat/Cow Yoga Poses

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Yoga, mindfulness, pregnancy discomforts, prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga, benefits of prenatal yoga, yoga for pregnancy, Jeanna Lurie

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