Pregnancy is a unique time in a woman’s life. For the first-time mother to be, it’s a different experience to get used to the changes that slowly take over her body.
Due to the large number of different hormonal reactions that the body undergoes to make the body adaptive for the baby, a woman often is filled with awe, and often, a little amount of discomfort. She has to adjust herself to the changes her body is going through.
Mood swings are common among pregnant women. As the weight suddenly starts to increase, it becomes difficult to even carry out normal physical activities like walking in the very late stage of pregnancy. She must learn to walk and sit in a particular way so that her back doesn’t ache.
Sleeping positions have also to be adjusted accordingly as the bulge in the belly begins to grow. Pre natal classes are the best way to learn about the nitty-gritties of pregnancy. In these classes, the mothers-to-be are made to do certain simple exercises that will help them adapt to the changes happening in their body.
By enrolling in a pre-natal class, a woman can also meet up with other women who are going through the same emotional and physical experiences as she is. Thus, it can also provide her with much-needed moral support. She can discuss things with others here, which in normal circumstances, even her best friend, who has yet not stepped into motherhood, would not be able to understand clearly.
Pre-natal classes explain the reproductive system in great detail and how it will cope with the fetus that is growing inside, to ensure its maximum safety and well-being. Women are told about the hormonal changes that cause their mood-swings, nausea and morning sickness. With such knowledge, they do not feel guilty of about making unreasonable demands and sudden tantrums when in the early stages of pregnancy. In such classes, women are also taught some exercises under the expert guidance of a physiotherapist. These exercises will help them to deal with back pain.