Congratulations to new mama Teresa, who practiced prenatal yoga at Blooma’s St. Paul studio and took the power of those squats right into the birthing room with her!
Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma
This message is long overdue, but I have been a little busy lately! My baby boy, Colin Thomas, was born on Sunday, June 3rd at 5:04 p.m.
He was a healthy 8 lbs, 2 oz and was nine days “early.”
My water broke at 3 a.m. at home and the pressure waves (contractions) slowly intensified over the morning. Transition went fast, I went from 4 cm to complete in half an hour! For pushing I used the squat bar, and at one point the nurse said, “You must be a yoga mama, only yoga mamas can stay in the squat position that long.”
My pushing stage lasted 3.5 hours, but my midwife said I had a lot of strength and stamina (which I attribute to yoga) and that is why she allowed me to go so long without intervening!
I just want to thank you as well as all the other wonderful St. Paul prenatal instructors for all the help, guidance and support these last 5 months. I am so thankful I discovered Blooma during my pregnancy. It inspired me to pursue a natural childbirth, which I am so happy to have achieved.
I cannot wait for BYOB! I miss being in the Blooma community and support it provides and can’t wait to come back! See you soon!