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What is the Alexander technique?

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The Alexander technique is meant to improve your ease and freedom of movement, balance, flexibility, and coordination. Ideally, you will take weekly lessons while pregnant. This is an educational process. So the more you practice, the greater the benefits. Although the technique can be used by anyone, the goals for expectant mothers include:

  • Improve comfort during pregnancy
  • Increase pushing effectiveness during delivery
  • Aid in recovery from childbirth
  • Ease the discomfort of nursing

From: Types of Childbirth Classes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "Birthing Classes."

American Pregnancy Association: "Childbirth Education Classes."

University of Cincinnati: "Lamaze."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Bradley Method."

Pregnancy.org: "Pregnancy and Childbirth with the Alexander Technique."

Hypnobirthing.com.

Lamaze.org.

givingbirthwithconfidence.org.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 04, 2018

SOURCES:

The Nemours Foundation: "Birthing Classes."

American Pregnancy Association: "Childbirth Education Classes."

University of Cincinnati: "Lamaze."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Bradley Method."

Pregnancy.org: "Pregnancy and Childbirth with the Alexander Technique."

Hypnobirthing.com.

Lamaze.org.

givingbirthwithconfidence.org.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 04, 2018

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