Pregnancy is a unique time in life, both wonderful and stressful. There's a lot going on when you are making a baby: Being pregnant puts the same toll on the body as running a daily marathon, according to a 2019 study published in the journal Science Advances. Mentally and physically, you're adjusting to a big life change and likely suffering symptoms such as nausea, pain, fluctuating mood and more.

Wouldn't it be nice if there was something that could help you navigate pregnancy, look after your mind and body, and benefit your baby? Turns out you might not need to look farther than your yoga mat.

Pregnancy yoga can help you manage the physical impacts of being pregnant as well as teach you breathwork and relaxation techniques that are useful during pregnancy and birth.

The benefits of yoga

Mary Jacobson, M.D., an OB-GYN in California and chief medical officer of Alpha Medical, an online doctor's office, said while the scientific literature to support yoga in pregnancy is limited, the practice can be beneficial.

"Prenatal yoga practice may benefit