Pregnancy yoga has long been recognised, by doctors and midwives to be one of the most effective means of keeping fit during pregnancy and easing labour. On a physical level the specially adapted yoga postures will help strengthen tone and create flexibility in the body. The sessions will boast vitality, reduce stress and help relieve common pregnancy ailments such as back ache and fluid retention. The breathing exercises relax the nervous system and bring increased oxygen to the body and therefore the baby. They are very useful to use during labour. Movements and positions which are beneficial for each stage of labour are incorporated into the class and each session ends with a relaxation. The classes are also a great way to meet other mums-to-be who live locally.