Pilates during pregnancy, can help to maintain postural alignment and protect the spine as the body changes and the baby bump grows.
The weight of the baby bump will pull the pelvis and spine out of alignment, often causing pain and discomfort during pregnancy. By focusing on strengthening the pelvic floor, stomach and back muscles, the weight of the baby can be better supported.
Pilates also helps to keep an upright and open posture. This helps increase space internally for the organs, such as the lungs and digestive system, to work more efficiently as space reduces with the ever-growing baby.
The breathing and relaxation exercises during the sessions help prepare for birth and also help to, focus on the here and now, reduce tensions and stress and allows time for mum and baby to connect. The movement, breathing and relaxation in the sessions will also have a positive impact on the development of the growing baby!
Whilst Pilates is a safe form of exercise during pregnancy, it is important to get medical clearance to attend. Please listen to your body and STOP immediately if anything does not feel right or you begin to feel unwell.
Post natal pilates is an effective way to help recovery after pregnancy and giving birth. Pilates can help regain confidence and control of the post natal body. It helps to tone the body, strengthen and realign the body, as well as promoting circulation to aid healing.
Pilates also promotes mental well being during what can be a tiring and challenging time. Being part of a Post Natal class with other new mums also provides an opportunity to ask questions and gain support from others new mums in the same situation.
Clients must be a minimum of 6 weeks post vaginal delivery and 12 weeks post c section to attend the Post Natal Pilates classes and have medical clearance from care provider. Whilst Pilates is a safe form of exercise for the post natal stages, it is important to listen to your body and STOP immediately if anything does not feel right or you begin to feel unwell.