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Dancing For Birth now offered at the Wellness Center Cape Coral

October 20, 2015
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Dancing For Birth is a fun mix of fitness and education inspired by various forms of dance from around the world that is now being offered at the Wellness Center Cape Coral to help women prepare physically and mentally for their unique birth experience.

Exercising during pregnancy can boost your mood and energy level, help you sleep better, and ease or prevent back and body aches and pains. It also can help prepare you for labor and delivery. Dancing for Birthis a special type of exercise that teaches a variety of movements specially designed for pregnant women.

Dancing for Birth classes teach women how to incorporate dance into their whole pregnancy and birth experience. Women learn valuable tips and tools to help get the baby in the optimal position when labor begins, as well as birthing positions to ease discomfort and facilitate labor.

Women can join the class anytime-even after childbirth, as there are benefits for new mothers, too.

"New moms who participate in the class wear their babies in soft slings or front carriers," Travis said. "Babies love the motion of dancing and are easily soothed by being held while moms dance. The classes also help mothers regain their pre-pregnancy shape and tone more quickly."

Dancing for Birth helps women feel supported and empowered throughout pregnancy and childbirth, as well as during post-partum. Dancing for Birth classes are 90 minutes long and are held Tuesdays at 7 p.m. The drop-in fee is $15 per class; class packages also are available for purchase and range in price and number of sessions. If you are interested in learning more about Dancing for Birth, visit or call 239-424-2211.



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