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