Prognosia Offers Ante & Post Natal Classes In Gurgaon
What is it?
These sessions are designed to increase pregnant women’s confidence in their ability to give birth; they help pregnant women understand how to cope with pain in ways that both facilitate labour and promote comfort- including relaxation techniques, movement, and massage during labour.
The classes focus on the overall health of the mother, mentally and physically. It’s designed as per the trimester to achieve the fitness required post-birth and head towards normal delivery.
How It Benefits
Posture correction: One of the most important contributions to a healthy pregnancy is good posture. Proper alignment can decrease low back and neck pain and fatigue. During pregnancy, several things occur that work against maintaining correct alignment. For one, the weight of the baby causes your lower back to sway as your centre of gravity moves forward. Abdominal muscles become stretched as the baby grows. These muscles are less able to contract and keep your lower back in proper alignment. Hormone levels increase during pregnancy and cause joints and ligaments to loosen. It becomes important to correct the acquired changes during pregnancy, for a pain-free pregnancy period.
Pains during the antenatal period: During pregnancy, a mother goes through changes in the proper body alignment resulting in lots of musculoskeletal disorders. Exercises help in overcoming these problems by working on muscle insufficiency and posture.
Common painful conditions in pregnancy
- Pubic symphysis syndrome,(pain around the pubic symphysis)
- Piriformis syndrome:
- carpal tunnel (pain around the wrist)
Stronger muscles in preparation for labour: Exercises help in strengthening the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles which are required during the labour phase. Decreased muscle tension that promotes relaxation: Exercise reduces levels of the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body’s natural painkillers and mood elevators.
Muscle training for lax/loose joints: Pregnancy comes up with lots of hormonal changes in a female’s body, one among is the release of relaxin hormone. Relaxin is a hormone produced by the ovary and the placenta with important effects in the female reproductive system and during pregnancy. In preparation for childbirth, it increases the laxity (looseness) in the ligaments around the pelvis, softens and widens the cervix, which helps to enable the pelvis to expand during birth, It is important to do the exercises with as good alignment as possible, as this supports core work, spine strengthening and stability exercises and balance work into a routine to support joints.
Postnatal rehab training based on C-sec/ Normal delivery: Exercises can be started up as early as 45 days post-normal vaginal delivery, while caesarian section the woman may have to wait for 6 months to start strenuous exercises. Exercises post-delivery play a very important role in the alignment of the abdominal muscles which gets relaxed during the pregnancy period. Strengthening muscles thereby prevents any unwanted pains.
Promotion of feelings of well-being and a positive self-image: Exercise is a powerful depression fighter for several reasons. Most importantly, it promotes all kinds of changes in the brain, including neural growth, reduced inflammation, and new activity patterns that promote feelings of calm and well-being. It also releases endorphins, powerful chemicals in your brain that energize your spirits and make you feel good. Finally, exercise can also serve as a distraction, allowing you to find some quiet time to break out of the cycle of negative thoughts that feed depression.
We focus on training the mother for postnatal period during the pregnancy time itself. Different forms of training available based on the availability of the mother’s flexibility and strength
Regular aerobic exercises increase the size of the Placenta, and so does its capacity to exchange oxygen and CO2, and nutrients and waste products. Babies born to fit moms have a greater cardiovascular capacity from the start. It prevents excessive weight gain during pregnancy, which reduces the risk of gestational diabetes. Provides needed stamina for labour and delivery. Fit moms bounce back into shape after delivery much more quickly than sedentary women.
Pilates trains your body to be strong, flexible and balanced. It involves a series of movements and positions that help to improve your strength and coordination. Pilates strengthens your tummy, back and pelvic floor muscles, which are the areas that can cause problems during pregnancy and after birth. So it’s a great exercise to do when you’re pregnant, although some of the exercises will need to be modified as you get nearer your due date.
Proprioceptive / balance training
Pregnant women perform postural adaptations to maintain corporal balance, promote appropriate joint force distributions, and achieve greater stability of the lower limb. Substantial weight gain is about 50%of their body weight; it is concentrated in the abdominal area, and these alterations shift the COP, alter the postural balance and increase the risk of falls. Proprioceptive training is designed according to the functional availability of the mother to enhance the balance, promote appropriate joint force distributions and achieve greater stability.