There are many health benefits for mothers who practice yoga throughout their pregnancy, such as improved sleep, memory, digestion and circulation, as well as strengthening the bond that exists between mother and child in utero. Yoga has also been proven to be effective in reducing common prenatal symptoms, like headaches, muscle aches, fatigue, indigestion, nausea and depression caused by stress, anxiety and hormonal changes. This gentle practice of yoga is intended to nurture and bring comfort to the expectant mother as she practices, while each pose is carefully selected and modified to support mother and her growing baby. Breath work, visual relaxation and the use of props such as yoga blocks, bolsters and blankets will be used to support and deepen the practice. Any person new to yoga should consult their physician before beginning a yoga practice.