Private Pre & Post Natal Pilates

at the Pilates Studio Edinburgh

 

Private Pre & Post Natal Pilates

Pilates is the perfect exercise method to keep you in shape throughout your pregnancy and beyond. Not only will it keep you strong and flexible, but it is the perfect antidote to the discomforts sometimes associated with pregnancy. Post-natal Pilates is available as one to one or Mother & Baby Post-Natal Pilates group classes, pre-natal Pilates is only available as one to one session. For Private Pre-Natal Pilates sessions, please book directly here.

Covid – 19 Outbreak period, after being assessed and having had an Introductory Pilates Class, you will be invited to join a Zoom class with a very small group of Pre-Natal Ladies every Fridays at 11:30hrs. Book your Pre-Natal 4 week Block here if its applicable to you.

If you are pregnant and wondering if doing Pilates will help you in pregnancy and childbirth, in most cases, is yes. However, at The Pilates Studio Edinburgh we are running pregnancy group classes only via Zoom at the moment for those ladies that have had Pilates experience or after their Private Pilates Introduction. If were learning  Pilates with us before you got pregnant, you can continue practicing with us because we already know your body well and Pilates would not be a new activity for your body. We do not recommend that you take up a new physical activity when you are pregnant, and suggest that you wait until after childbirth before starting Pilates.

The big added bonus is that because Pilates practice engages your deepest core muscles, Pelvic Floor, Pelvic Girdle and Spine, you will develop muscle strength and memory that will help your body recover faster after giving birth. Although Pilates is one of the safest workouts you can do when you’re expecting, be sure to check with your doctor before you begin to practice Pilates or any other workout program.

 

How can Pilates help me during my pregnancy?

Pilates strengthens your abdominals, back and pelvic floor muscles without straining other joints, so it’s a great exercise to do when you’re pregnant. Some research suggests that doing Pilates regularly can be more effective as doing pelvic floor exercises on its own.

The main benefit of Pilates is that it targets the exact muscles and functions that can be a problem during pregnancy and after birth, in a safe way.

 

Doing regular Pilates will help:

  • Strengthen your abdominals muscles, which equips your body better to cope with the strains caused by the weight of your growing baby. Hormones make the tissues (ligaments) that connect your bones more pliable in pregnancy, making you more prone to injury.
  • Reduce signs of back pain, by exercising the deepest abdominals muscles that stabilise your back and pelvis. Weak muscles can lead to back or pelvic pain.
  • Strengthen your pelvic floor, which will help to support your bowel, bladder and uterus (womb) as your baby grows and moves down. This may prevent you from leaking urine when you cough or sneeze.
  • Improve balance, as you may feel a little more clumsy, or that your balance isn’t as good as usual, in pregnancy. Pilates exercises strengthen your core and may make you more stable when you walk as your bump grows.
  • Take the strain off your back and pelvis, by using positions such as going on your hands and knees, which is a great position for pregnancy. Towards the end of your pregnancy, it may also help to get your baby into the right position for birth.
  • Relax and control your breathing, which is important for pregnancy and labour.

Exercise in general is good for you during and after pregnancy. You should aim to do both aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking or swimming, and muscle-strengthening exercise, such as Pilates.

 

When Can I start Pre-Natal Pilates?

You can start pre-natal sessions (only available as private one to one or duet sessions) from 13th weeks of pregnancy (unless you have been studying Pilates already every week), and continue right up until 40th week if feeling fit and well.

 

Contraindications

  • Miscarriage
  • Low lying level placenta (but as long as they get a midwifes note stating that its ok to attend)
  • Any bleeding

 

Book your Pre-Natal Pilates 4 Week Block (Online only at the moment) here

Book your Mother & Baby Post-Natal Pilates 4 Week Block here

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