If you’re looking for a gentle, baby-safe way to exercise while pregnant, prenatal pilates might be your best choice. Not only is it guided by a physiotherapist, but it’s not as stagnant as walking, and is great for all women, regardless of stage of pregnancy.
So let’s take a look at why expecting mothers love prenatal pilates.
Improve Your Breathing
Breathing is essential during delivery and it’s what helps women ensure air intake during delivery. With this in mind, learning better breathwork alongside the diaphragm and abdominal release work can make the entire process of delivery much smoother.
Strengthens Body & Mind
Your emotional well-being is just as important as physical well-being and due to the more controlled nature of prenatal pilates, you can have the time to work on breathing, and working through any anxieties and concerns you may have.
Increased Strength & Stability
As time goes on and your baby grows, your weight will increase and this causes your center of gravity to change also. This can cause a lot of strain on your abdomen and shift your body symmetry, so getting stronger with the help of Pilates is a great way to accommodate the changes your body is going through in a safe manner.
Stages Don’t Matter
When it comes to pregnancy physiotherapy, the stages don’t matter. You can do them from the moment you find out about your baby all the way to your due date. This is possible because there’s a licensed physiotherapist helping you through all the stages, so you know you’re in good hands, with changes made to your exercises to suit your stage.
Strengthens Pelvic Floor Muscles
The pelvic muscles are very helpful during delivery as they are what help with the contracting and releasing. Your pelvis should be able to counter the downward pressure of the baby but also support you after the weight of the baby is gone.
Better Fetal Blood Supply
Many other workouts direct blood away from your baby, but prenatal pilates is able to ensure constant blood circulation to the baby through increased blood and oxygen supply going to your pelvic floor. This can give you peace of mind, and keep your baby healthy,
Made and run by women, for women, Propel Physiotherapy offers group prenatal pilates classes for you to take good care of yourself and your unborn child. Each session is run by a physiotherapist and the exercises are varied to suit your stage of pregnancy and any pre-existing issues you may have.
If you want to have the safest exercise routine during pregnancy, head to Propel Physiotherapy!