Is It Safe?

Pilates For Pregnancy

It's an important question. Is Pilates For Pregnancy Safe?  It's been proven, ladies who exercise during pregnancy are more likely to have a calmer delivery.  Pilates during pregnancy is the perfect low-impact exercise programme.

What are the Benefits of Pilates For Pregnancy?

Pilates targets the areas most affected during pregnancy - posture, back pain & balance.  The fundamental benefit of a Pilates For Pregnancy programme is these areas.  With the controlled movements using a full breath, the system not only strengthens but helps to mobilise and stabilize.

Exercise Considerations

Pregnant women on back on wedge

The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists have a detailed website covering all aspects of Pregnancy.

Second Trimester

Hormone Relaxin

Yes to Exercise

Exercising during pregnancy has many benefits, not least the "me" time for the Mother as well as the improved sense of well-being.  The effect on posture cannot be overestimated.  As the pregnancy develops there's a potential for the pelvis to tilt forward. Left unchecked this can cause compression in the low back resulting in pain.  Regular Pilates For Pregnancy classes during pregnancy will help strengthen postural muscles particularly the abdominals to avoid excessive forward tilting.

So the answer is a big YES to using Pilates When Pregnant with modifications as it progresses.  I've had clients attend classes up until their delivery dates.

When Baby Is Here

In Conclusion

Pilates For Pregnancy

If you have any particular questions regarding Pilates and Pregnancy as a client or Teacher,  just ask -

Nuala Coombs
Pilates For You
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