Pilates in Pregnancy is it safe & how can it help me? Will pilates help me recover after birth-when is it safe to start?
Keen to start somewhere with exercise in your pregnancy but not sure what is safe? If you have not had a chance, please look at my previous blogs....I hope that my message is getting across to all that exercise in pregnancy is safe and highly recommended. The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists guidelines recommend all women to do the following as part of leading a health lifestyle in pregnancy;
As you may be aware I am in my first pregnancy at 34 weeks and all things going well. I have practised pilates throughout my pregnancy, both at home and whilst running weekly classes for other expectant mums and new mums. It has been a great way to keep ache free and to maintain my aerobic fitness....whilst also having the opportunity to natter to ladies in a similar stage in life about the overwhelming array of pram choices!!
After having your baby, you may be given exercises to start doing from the women's health physiotherapist or midwife who visits you on the maternity ward. These will include pelvic floor exercises and some gentle abdominal exercises. You can start these the early days after delivery. Non impact low resistance exercise such as pilates can be a great next step around 6 weeks following your delivery.
For more information about pilates visit the following websites as a reliable resource:
If you are keen to join me and exercise either in your pregnancy, or once your little one has come into the world then contact me. The next course of classes is due to take place:
Rowan House Health & Wellbeing Centre, Hethersett,
Thursday 5th May - 9th June
16.15 - 17.15
17.15 - 18.15
Hello again, just a quick one today to say The Powder Room Physio, alongside other healthcare practitioners & therapists from Rowan House Health & Wellbeing Centre are looking forward to attending the 5th Norfolk Bump Baby & Toddler show this weekend. www.norfolkbump.co.uk.
For parents or parents to be it looks a great opportunity to obtain advice and information, trial various free taster sessions, and ask lots of questions to the experts in their field. It also seems a great chance to network, grab a coffee, and if nothing else have a play on the FREE bouncy castle and soft play area. 'Spring' gymnastics are also offering FREE trial sessions which I can personally recommend as a lot of fun!
Myself and Ady (husband) attended our first NCT class at the weekend (which was fantastic and very insightful), and we are hoping to catch up with everyone on the day to become enlightened together!
Rowan House have stalls 98-100 so make sure to come along and say hello. I will be there promoting the benefits of exercise in pregnancy with advertisement of the Antenatal and Postnatal Pilates classes I run at Rowan House, in Hethersett. I will also be promoting the importance of pelvic floor awareness and health. Are you doing your pelvic floor exercises? and do you know how to do them correctly more to the point? If not, come and say hello, I can offer one to one advice and education and discuss if an appointment for a pelvic floor assessment may be of benefit to you. 1/3 ladies will suffer the effects of pelvic floor issues (including incontinence and prolapse) at some point in their lifetime.....so why wait for it to happen! come and find out more.
The Pregnancy and Parenthood practitioners of Rowan House will also be selling tickets for our newly launched 'Pregnancy Retreat' Event which is set to go ahead on the 30th April 9-12pm. The retreat is a fantastic opportunity to have a morning of much needed rest, relaxation and recouperation for mums to be (and partners!), including the chance to participate in a Pilates class with myself, Hypnobirthing with Emma Dufficy-Rope specialist Hypnobirthing midwife, and complementary therapies such as Pregnancy Massage and Craniosacral therapy. For more information follow the link to Rowan House website; http://www.rowanhousecentre.co.uk/mums-event/
I am thoroughly looking forward to sunday, to be able to share professional advice.....and gain personal education in my own pregnancy! (33 weeks, only 7 to go!)
Stay tuned for my upcoming blog on our personal journey so far with NCT classes and hypnobirthing which started this week! Lets just say we can't wait for the next sessions.....