Why Ante Natal Pilates?
Why should you consider Ante Natal Pilates?
During pregnancy, your body endures a huge amount of change and strain. You may be experiencing pain in your back, ligaments or joints; weakening pelvic floor; reduced range of movement; problems with circulation or excessive tiredness. The stress and anxiety of looking after your own body and that of the child you’re carrying can be difficult and, at times, overwhelming.
Antenatal Pilates, when practised correctly, can offer remedy and relief from the strains and stresses of pregnancy. The gentle movements of Antenatal Pilates focus on building and maintaining ‘core’ strength this includes not only your transverse abdominis (deep stomach muscle) but your pelvic floor muscles, lower back muscles & your diaphragm.
As your body’s biomechanics change in pregnancy, so does the load placed on your ligaments, joints and muscles. Antenatal Pilates is a safe and effective way to maintain your range of movement throughout pregnancy. As a form of gentle exercise, its benefits extend to improving circulation, relaxation and reducing swelling.
At Mac Physio & Pilates a Chartered Physiotherapist with specialist pre & post natal Pilates training will take you through your 6 week programme ensuring everyone has the appropriate exercises to suit them as everyone has a different experience through pregnancy.
It’s also a great way to meet other mums who are expecting, make friends and socialise before the little ones have arrived.
You can begin antenatal Pilates from the twelfth week of your pregnancy and continue until birth with exercises being modified for each trimester.