During pregnancy you will experience a huge number of changes in your body and naturally you may have questions such as how to maintain your fitness levels during your pregnancy, how to best prepare your body for the safe delivery of your baby and what you can do after birth to keep your body in great shape to look after your newborn baby.
According to the latest research, exercising before, during and after your pregnancy provides many potential benefits for you and your baby. Exercising during pregnancy may help reduce the risk of gaining excessive weight, help maintain or improve posture, help improve control and strength of the pelvic floor muscles, improve circulation and digestion, reduce the swelling associated with some pregnancies, increase the 'feel-good' factor and it may also promote a quicker return to your pre-pregnancy shape after delivery.
Gentle Pilates workouts, with a focus on posture and alignment and control of core stability muscles including the pelvic floor, can be ideal for pregnant women who want to continue to exercise through their pregnancy and beyond.
Everybody is different and there is no "one-size-fits-all" workout for pregnancy. However, if you're interested in private Pilates sessions designed specifically for you, please get in touch and we can talk about your requirements.
Thanks to Helen Carpenter-Walters and Pilates Training Solutions for a fantastic Pilates & Pregnancy training course.