Pilates is a safe way to exercise during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.
Antenatal pilates can;
- increase core muscle strength ( deep abdominal muscles, pelvic floor muscles, gluteus muscles )
- prevent or manage back and pelvic pain
- prevent or manage continence problems
- facilitate good postures - despite your changing shape!
- maintain abdominal muscle strength
- prevent separation of these muscles (rectus diastasis)
- increase energy and sense of well being.
Postnatal Pilates classes offer one of the best ways to get back into shape quickly after having a baby.
Postnatal pilates can;
- facilitate postpartum recovery
- strengthen the body & mind for the new demands of motherhood
- strengthen the deep support muscles (abdominals and pelvic floor)
- reduce separation of the tummy muscles
- restore good posture
- promote relaxation
- reduce the risk of developing back pain
Whether you have had a vaginal or caesarian delivery, a safe Pilates workout. It is recommended that you wait a minimum of six weeks after delivery to start exercising again. However, if you have had a caesarean section, then it is highly recommended that you wait eight to twelve weeks before starting postnatal pilates, always discuss with your doctor.
Babies are welcome too.