Pilates during early pregnancy
Prenatal Pilates can be the perfect choice for London mums-to- be looking to keep fit.
This is because Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise, which means it doesn’t put stress on the joints or cardiovascular system.
The nature of Pilates exercises also means that it can be made safe and suitable for pregnant women, no matter which trimester they are in.
Pilates is also great for your overall physical health and can be very supportive during pregnancy.
Prenatal bodies and pilates
Pilates is famous for its ability to give you a strong and stable core.
This can be really helpful for pregnant ladies – and especially so as the pregnancy progresses. A strong core will help you carry a heavy baby bump more easily, and can therefore reduce your chances of suffering from back pain.
Pilates will also help you develop strong and stretchy pelvic floor muscles. Working on these muscles during pregnancy is so important because it can reduce the risk of trauma to the pelvic floor during labour.
Putting in the effort on the mat – or equipment – during pregnancy can also speed up recovery after birth and help you get back in shape more quickly.
How can I find the best Pilates during early pregnancy classes in London?
There are plenty of choices out there for prenatal women in London.
But we believe we offer the gold standard in prenatal care in London at Complete Pilates.
This is because our pre- and postnatal Pilates teachers are trained to the highest standard.
The 1-2-1 format of our sessions also means that we are able to give our prenatal clients personalised, hands-on care. Through this we can ensure that your body is in the best place to withstand the demands of pregnancy and labour.
Plus, we also have the support of a brilliant Women’s Health Team for advice and referrals – one of whom is even a Pilates teacher herself!
What are women’s health physios
What are Women’s Heath Physios? I hear you ask. Well, they are:
- A specialised group of physios with an expert knowledge in bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction.
- These are issues connected with the pelvic floor and can often emerge during and after pregnancy.
- Women’s Health Physios have the skills to help you address these issues, and are able to check things like your pelvic floor health using ultrasound.
- This then informs our Pilates sessions, so that we know we are giving you the best exercises for what you need.
One of the best things about choosing the team at Complete for your pregnancy Pilates is that, having got to know you during pregnancy, our expert teachers are then poised to support you through your postnatal care.
Check out this post for more information on the services we offer to women post-pregnancy.