In fact, women just like you are doing something about it. Gail Pekelis's Women's Physical Therapy in Beverly Hills offers a wide variety of pre-natal and postpartum exercises your gym might offer, but here are toned down and tailored for your pregnant body. The center provides an array of traditional therapies as well as modern options; massage and water therapies are offered alongside classes on HypnoBirthing and a doula birth support service. This is a place that encourages exploration of all the services your doctor doesn't provide, but healthy women need.
Saturday's event drew women pregnant and non-pregnant alike to experience the amenities of a pampered pregnancy. The bi-level center first held motion-based demonstrations upstairs, teaching baby-gentle Yoga and Pilates in a softly lit room. The tranquil atmosphere here, where movement classes are held on foam mats, would make women comfortable on porcupine's backs (but don't worry - porcupine therapy is not in their brochure). Light hardwood floors and white walls are enhanced by candlelight and a dreamy lavender-imbued scent, for ultimate relaxation.
The center also readily welcomes the father's support and involvement, encouraging Dad to attend Baby Massage and "Itsy Bitsy Yoga" courses to share in the bonding experience. Similarly, the center also welcomes Grandma, Uncle, Cousin, Nanny and Neighbor, because the more loving support Mom has around her, the happier the whole family will be.
By afternoon, the information session turned into an Hors-d'oeuvres social at the airy Crescent Hotel next door, with a generous raffle featuring acupuncture and Pilates visits, a gift certificate for Mamasita maternity wear, a big stuffed bear chair for a child, developmental toys, and an appointment with Day One Photography to capture your baby's birth day.
If you seek something more than Lamaze during your next pregnancy, Women's Physical Therapy's caring and supportive environment will accommodate your every need. If you seek fun new ways to bond with your newborn, their baby-friendly classes will show you how. These knowledgeable and well-educated practitioners know how you feel - they've been there, and you'll be thankful you're here.
To learn more, please visit www.womensphysicaltherapy.com.