Loose comfortable clothing is advised (no skirts), and you will be asked to leave your shoes outside the yoga room.
Although it is advisable not to eat too much before the class, a light snack is fine.
You will need to bring a yoga mat and a good quality 65cm birthing ball - whatever your height. Only buy a 75cm birthing ball if you are over 5'8" and have very long legs in proportion to your body.
This ball provides valuable support during pregnancy and birthing. It encourages Optimum Foetal Positioning (allowing the baby to move into the best possible position for birthing). It balances and strengthens the core muscles, therefore helping aches and pains and enabling you to relax. As pregnancy progresses, sitting on the ball at home or even at work may be more comfortable and supportive than a chair or soft sofa.
Experience has shown that the one of the most suitable and best value balls is suppplied by 'Birthease' and can be bought from www.birthease.co.uk for around £20 including pump and postage.
It is advisable to buy your ball well before the classes start, so you can inflate it properly; the ball needs to be fairly firm, so that when you sit on it your hips are higher than your knees.
Some Reebock balls and others sold in sports shops are not suitable for birthing; they are too thin and soft. So don't be seduced by cheap offers!Also from this designer