Antenatal & Postnatal Pilates

Pilates can give you relaxation skills, breathing control, strength, flexibility, and stamina which will prove invaluable during all stages of pregnancy, and of course, for the demands of new motherhood.” Lynne Robinson

Antenatal

Pilates is brilliant to gently maintain fitness and movement during your pregnancy.

The benefits include:

  • Helping to prepare for the birth both mentally and physically by teaching breathing techniques and birthing positions.
  • Helping with breech babies – through Pilates exercise and maintaining a correct posture, they can be encouraged to turn into the correct position ready for birth.
  • Improves coordination and balance and helps with problems such as lower back pain and pelvic girdle pain.
  • Improves relaxation skills and body awareness.
  • Prepares the upper body for the demands of infant care and breastfeeding.
  • Keeps mums looking good, feeling fit and encouraging new friendships to be made in classes!


Postnatal

Once your bundle of joy has arrived, Pilates is one of the best ways to help new mums get back into a normal routine and recover from the birth.

The benefits include:

  • Regaining pelvic floor strength.
  • Improving poor posture caused by factors such as the added weight of the bump.
  • Helps to correct Diastasis Recti (when the tummy muscles split during pregnancy). Exercises can be given to help bring tummy muscles back together and make the gap smaller!
  • It is a great way to relax from the stresses placed on the mind and body whilst preparing for motherhood and the birth.
  • Regaining your pre-pregnancy body and figure!