Bellydance 4 Bumps is a new App aimed at helping expectant mothers through the ancient art of Bellydance; and its numerous benefits during and after pregnancy.
The App strikes a balance between exercise and fun.
The driving force behind Bellydance 4 Bumps is Stephanie Gawne-Hamza, Stephanie has been a professional dancer and choreographer for over 15 years, as well as teaching dance and fitness classes to all ages and abilities. During this time Stephanie discovered and fell in love with, the ancient Middle Eastern art of Bellydance and has been performing and teaching classes ever since.
The benefits of Bellydancing during pregnancy are well documented,
there are a number of studies and documents published detailing these.
They range from strengthening of the pelvic floor with specific abdominal exercises through to increased cardiovascular fitness helping you to cope a little better with the strains of pregnancy and birth. The exercises shown in the App are also designed to give pregnant women the chance to appreciate their changing shape.
A number of healthcare professionals have recommended Bellydance 4 Bumps to their patients, one of these professionals goes as far as:
“Belly Dance as shown in Stephanie's app is an excellent way to encourage well-being during any stage of pregnancy, as well as being a wonderful way to prepare for the birth and postnatal period.
The techniques in this app are practical yet elegant. Easy to learn, they
are helpful in relieving many discomforts of pregnancy and are beneficial during labour."
- Emily Green ADM, RM, CIMI, DIHM”
Stephanie herself says:
"I wish all expectant mothers a safe and positive pregnancy and birthing experience. I hope that all women who practice Bellydance find strength, acceptance, comfort and joy through this art form."
The exercises in this app have been especially chosen for expectant mothers, practicing Belly Dance 4 Bumps will help you feel positive and more accepting of your changing shape as well as providing a useful form of relaxation; enhancing your connection with your baby.
To find out more: visit Stephanie’s website at www.bellydance4bumps.com