Aerialists who become pregnant experience many challenges when trying to stay connected to their art form. The physical and emotional changes and hopes of bouncing back quickly after delivery are all part of the process.
Luckily, many in the aerial community have not only survived the ups and downs of pregnancy, but have also returned to teaching, training, and full-time professional performance careers. Even those women who rested completely through pregnancy have positive outcomes to share. Every woman’s story is unique as revealed through interviews with aerialists from all walks of life.
In addition to stories and interviews, this Aerialist’s Guide to Surviving Pregnancy includes aerial yoga sequences which offer a grounded approach to using the fabric sling. The sequences were designed as prenatal workouts for experienced aerialists and can be modified for different stages of pregnancy.