Post-Natal Pilates

at the Pilates Studio Edinburgh

 

About Post-Natal Pilates

It’s a fascinating way to engage with your bundle of joy whilst you are exercising and looking after your body, mind and state of spirit.

If Pilates is new to you, you would start with an Hour Introductory Private Pilates Session, where you will be assessed on Post-Natal matters such as:

  • Diastasis Rectus ( Abdominal Separation).
  • Pelvis Alignment, Posture (Neck, Shoulder and Back) and any other musculoskeletal history injury if applicable.

After being introduced to the Pilates method, if you are feeling confident about joining group classes, the Mother & Baby Post-Natal Pilates class is designed to create a happy and atmospheric place, practicing Pilates using all the principles with small equipments such as: Pilates Bender balls, Tennis balls, Dyna Bands, Pilates Rings to aid on alignment, posture and regain pelvic floor muscles strength throughout the whole session.

 

What are the benefits of Pilates and Why does it aid Recovery from Post- Birth?

Pilates is perfect for helping new Mothers through the recovery process after pregnancy and strengthen important muscles necessary for the mother to cope with its physical and mental demands post-birth.

More benefits:

  1. Draws and lift your abdominals (specifically your transverse abdominis) back together after being stretched for 9 months during pregnancy – also great for strengthening.
  2. Engages the deepest abdominals muscles of your “Corset Girdle” around your wait, back and front of your body.
  3. Strengthens your body as a whole, specially your Pelvic Floor Muscles, aid on prolapsed organs and strengthens your confidence levels.

 

When Can I Start?

Post-Natal Pilates is suitable for mothers to bring their baby or babies (if they have twins) to the classes within six weeks after natural birth and six to nine weeks after c-section. Depending also on the current level of physical abilities of the mother on getting out and about with or without the baby.

 

What to Bring

For Mother & Baby Post-Natal Pilates classes, please bring a floor blanket for your baby and some soft toys to keep your baby amused during the sessions.

Book your Mother and Baby Post-Natal Pilates class through our secure online booking system.

Classes are currently running Every Mondays at 10:30am and Thursdays 1.30pm and will run continuously throughout the year except on a Monday Bank Holiday.

Covid -19 outbreak period, we are running Zoom classes every Thursdays only at 13:30hrs. Use the Book Now to book if you already had your introductory session (online is also available now) or if you have experience in Pilates.

Register your details first, then you can purchase individual classes or buy 4 sessions per Block below, and/or 4, 6 or 10 Studio Private Pilates Sessions to use as and when you feel like it within 6 months. The expiry dates for these will be extended during your pregnancy (if applicable) so that you don’t lose sessions if you’re feeling under the weather one week. If you have any specific questions please give us a call and we will be happy to help.

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