Alexander Technique, Pregnancy and Childbirth
Perhaps the biggest changes a women goes through physically, psychologically and emotionally is when they become pregnant, give birth and after the birth process.
With the sudden dramatic changes come the challenges of trying to be comfortable in your own bodies with a stress free attitude in life. And many women going through pregnancy continue to carry on their jobs and family responsibilities during this time.
Let’s acknowledge how heroic mothers are. With this spirit we offer the Alexander Technique to give these women control of their Psycho-Physical wellness before, during and after Birth.
- Helping you to use your body better to eliminate bad back, headaches, breathlessness, fatigue, mental and emotional problems such as irritability and depression.
- Backaches are not necessary.
- Natural prevention of varicose veins.
- Controlling fatigue.
- You can have a real and practical choice concerning the course and outcome of your labor instead of becoming anxious and tense.
- Learn how to use your new skills by inhibiting unwanted reactions—freeing your muscles from unnecessary tension which allows breathing to continue freely.
- Allowing your energy to be directed towards the process of giving birth.
- Intelligently involve your whole self in the process of giving birth — unity of mind and body.
You and your baby:
- It is time to take best care of yourself in order to take best care of your baby.
- Help yourself restore a beautiful Psycho-Physical unity.
- This is so important for your babyʼs sake.
“I had occasional sciatica for a couple years but when I got pregnant, it went from a minor inconvenience to crippling pain. Sometimes it was so bad I couldn’t walk or even get out of a chair. I tried physical therapy, yoga, and massage therapy; nothing helped.”
“I went to Sherry knowing very little about Alexander Technique and with a fair amount of skepticism. Within three sessions the pain went from severe to just the occasional twinge. I am amazed that such simple techniques can have such a huge impact.”
“Working with Sherry has allowed me to truly enjoy this amazing time being pregnant instead of just suffering through it. That’s a gift I will forever be grateful for.”
“I was learning how to incorporate the Alexander Technique into daily life. I learned how to use the technique into sitting, standing, walking, lifting things… Eight months ago, I become pregnant, as my tummy grows bigger and bigger each day, I have been arching my back and causing back pain and all kinds of other issues in my body. Therefore, I started to focus the Alexander Technique into my pregnancy. With the great help of my Alexander Technique teacher, Bruce Oliver, I have been experiencing a huge change in my whole body comparing to my first pregnancy that I haven’t started the lessons. I was more aware of how I stand and sit and how I should free my neck which lengthens my spine and widens my back. I feel so much easier and lighter with my body when I walk instead of feeling like I was holding more than 20 pounds extra weight in my tummy that arches my back and causing pains. With the whole pregnancy this time while taking the Alexander Technique, I was feeling so much better physically and emotionally as well. It was such a valuable experience which I would highly recommend Alexander Technique to all pregnant women!”
–Dr. Yan Yan Chan, Modesto Junior College