Hello dear mama, and welcome to week 38 of your pregnancy journey, and yoga practice!
Here you will find bonus content for my Week by Week Pregnancy Yoga Journal (scroll down to download it for FREE if you haven’t already!).
Weekly Pregnancy/Baby Update
Baby is gaining about ½ a pound a week still, so is around 7 lbs (based on average numbers). Baby may have dropped lower into your pelvis by week 38, hopefully giving you some relief in your lungs and stomach – creating more space to breathe and reducing heartburn.
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Leaning on birth ball, feet
Begin to play with different ways of using the birth ball during labor. In this posture, you can rest here while you sway the hips back and forth. A birth team member may offer back massage here as well.
Recommended Yoga Class
This class is solely focused on your intuition – your 3rd eye chakra. Our intuition increases during pregnancy as our 3rd eye chakra expands. Physiologically, our pituitary gland actually increases in size during pregnancy! This gland holds a lot of power in our endocrine system and is seen as our intuition center. Intuition and getting connected with yours is SO important during pregnancy. Being able to listen to your inner self/voice can help you make decisions about your pregnancy, your birth, your care during birth, and parenting decisions beyond. “Mother knows best” is a well known saying for a reason! Our intuition builds so that we know best how to care for our abbies. But you can’t use this power if you don’t know how to listen to it! Use this practice to begin focusing on your 3rd eye chakra, and begging to listen to that inner voice and trust that it knows best!
*I am constantly updating recommended classes as I add more yoga classes to my YouTube library! Check back often for updates!
**Every body, woman, practice, and pregnancy is different. If the suggested class for this week does not suit you this week for any reason, please feel free to look for a different one on my YouTube channel. Trust your body and listen to your birth team!
Birth requires ultimate surrender. Do you trust your body and baby to birth as needed? Are you fully surrendered to a greater source at work? Where are you still holding on? What do you need to release?
Please feel free to share your responses below, so we can all help each other on this journey!