Pregnant Woman with Fetus Practicing Meditation
Practicing breathing and relaxation techniques during pregnancy, along with gentle stretching exercises, can provide many benefits. Breathing exercises increase oxygen levels in the blood and help to calm the mind and body. They can also prepare the mother for controlled deep breathing during childbirth. Relaxation techniques can help ease fears and anxieties in pregnancy as well as during labor. Gentle stretching exercises help relieve backaches and other pains and prepare the body for the physical demands of childbirth.