Please refer to the Pregnancy Pathway chart in the February 5, 2009 entry. During pregnancy, there are some factors within our control and some that are not. The Pregnancy Pathway, designed by Dancing Thru Pregnancy® founder and Yale University Movement Specialist Ann Cowlin, and Certified Nurse Midwife Robyn Brancato, is intended to describe the flow of factors that influence pregnancy and its outcome.
In the weeks to come, we will focus on individual areas. Our goal is to help women understand how they can optimize their pregnancy by focusing on what they can control that results in beneficial outcomes.
Ann and Robyn are also founding members of the Women’s Health Fitness Institute, a non-profit organization whose mission is research and public education outreach in women’s health fitness. Our comments for this blog are based on scientific evidence and 30 years of tracking individual pregnancy outcomes from women throughout the world. Some entries will include references to the relevant studies.
By helping women understand what endeavors are effective in producing benefits for mothers and their offspring, we hope to aid moms-to-be and those considering pregnancy to be fully present and active in the empowering process of becoming a mother.