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Yogamoms

Physicians for Women - Melius, Schurr & Cardwell -  - Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Physicians for Women - Melius, Schurr & Cardwell

Obstetricians & Gynecologists & Primary Care Physicians located in Madison, WI

Whether you’re currently pregnant or a new mom, yoga provides several health benefits. The Madison Midwives in Madison, Wisconsin, offers YogaMoms classes for your mental and physical well-being. The prenatal and postpartum classes provide a supportive community of friendship, while also preparing — and empowering you — for labor, delivery, and motherhood. Connect with other YogaMoms today by calling or scheduling a class online.

Yogamoms Q & A

What are the health benefits of yoga?

Yoga provides you with a number of benefits, both to your physical and mental well-being. Yoga may:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Relieve insomnia
  • Increase muscle strength
  • Improve breathing
  • Balance metabolism
  • Facilitate weight loss
  • Improve cardiac and circulatory health

By increasing flexibility, yoga also may protect you from injury. Because of these advantages and others, The Madison Midwives are proud to offer YogaMoms, which are yoga classes for before and after your pregnancy.


What classes does YogaMoms offer?

YogaMoms provides both prenatal and postpartum yoga to enhance your physical and mental well-being during and after your pregnancy. No yoga experience is necessary to join the classes.

Prenatal yoga classes focus on strengthening parts of your body essential to an easier pregnancy and delivery.  Yoga exercises also work to alleviate aches and pains associated with your pregnancy.  

Postnatal yoga at The Madison Midwives is open to moms and babies of all ages. Postnatal yoga helps to rebuild strength in the areas of your body that have changed during pregnancy and birth. 

The classes also offer you a community of women to connect with and share ideas of new motherhood. Postnatal yoga is a supportive environment for all mothers.


What should I expect during a YogaMoms class?

Each class begins with about 30 minutes of circle time. Circle time is where students introduce themselves and discuss any aches and pains they would like to address in class. 

Because pregnancy and the postpartum period carry enormous physical and emotional changes, bonding during circle time creates a springboard for long-lasting friendships among YogaMoms students. The women in YogaMoms classes empower each other by sharing their experiences and exchanging practical advice for normal discomforts and concerns.

Classes also prepare you physically and mentally for childbirth. The physical focus emphasizes proper pelvic alignment, along with other areas of your body, such as your:

  • Abdominal muscles
  • Hips
  • Heart
  • Shoulders

Exercises emphasize the anatomical, hormonal, and muscular changes that normally occur in the pregnant body. By creating sequences that lessen discomfort, exercises promote your health and wellness — during and after class.

Classes also stress fundamentals, such as breathing, which helps with labor, and being present, which helps with parenting. 

If you’re pregnant or just had a baby, consider the advantages of YogaMoms for your health and mental well-being. Call The Madison Midwives today or book a class online.