Erin, Pattycakes, etc.-
I only taught prenatal for one term before I got pregnant (it's contagious, you know). I love it, and love challenging the women in a safe, supportive environment. I use a lot of modifications when appropriate, but I find the women appreciate doing "real" poses at a time when others think they should take the elevator, not lift more than 20 lbs., etc.
And, being a doula, I've seen what women's bodies need to DO during labor! We need those strengthening and hip-opening exercises! I've been at two of my yoga students' births, and both were short, wonderful, no drugs. Hmmm...
Anyway, happy New Year's Eve to everyone, and yes, appreciate the last childless year. Hello, 2004 babies!