Why Start Pregnancy Pilates?

Pilates carries a principle that all movements in its method stem from the core, the center and foundation of your body. Such philosophy clearly applies to pregnancy, a period where you experience challenges both physically and mentally. Core strengthening can be a great help as one of the benefit of Pilates is targeting the exact muscles and functions that can be a problem during pregnancy and after birth.

Your body undergoes changes during pregnancy. Pilates is a very adaptable exercise which makes it ideal for pregnant women like you. Most of its exercises can be modified while your body and abilities change. Under the supervision of the right instructor, Pilates can be a highly effective form of therapy that you can enjoy.

Benefits of Pilates in Pregnancy

Pregnancy Pilates offers benefits that can help you stay healthy physically and mentally. These can be the following:

•         Helps improve abdominal muscles and keep it conditioned
•         Strengthens pelvic floor muscles
•         Eases joint strain
•         Reduces back pain
•         Increases energy
•         Reduces anxiety
•         Promotes quality sleep
•         Improves circulation

Pilates and Pregnancy

Pilates has the ideal features to maintain your overall well-being throughout every trimester. Aside from keeping you strong and flexible, it helps you with the pregnancy-associated discomforts.

During pregnancy, your abdominal muscles stretch as your tummy gets bigger. If you have weak muscles, you may suffer from back pain or pelvic pain. Weak muscles cannot provide enough support to your bowel, bladder and uterus, and may have the tendency to lower down into your pelvis. You find it more difficult to have control over your muscles. As a result, you may leak small amounts of urine while coughing or sneezing.

Your ligaments begin to soften, leading to reduced stability of certain joints due to the rise in levels of hormones such as relaxin.

Pilates focuses on the stomach, back and pelvic floor muscles without causing stress to other joints, making it a suitable exercise program for you during pregnancy.

Birth Preparation

Pilates itself is a childbirth preparation. If you are finely tuned with your body and physical capabilities, you will have a much more empowered labor. With Pilates, you get to work with your abdominal muscles and learn when and how to breathe deeply, which are necessary when giving birth.

Keeping yourself physically active is beneficial as long as you feel comfortable. Exercise is not dangerous for your baby. The positive effect of Pilates are noticeable during births. Evidence says that active women are less likely to experience problems in later pregnancy and childbirth.

When to Start Pregnancy Pilates

You should start Pilates as soon as you realize that you are pregnant. Exercising will increase your muscular endurance and provide you better balance, that are crucial throughout your pregnancy. The earlier you start Pilates, the more preparation time you have for your body.

Pilates is absolutely safe during pregnancy when done correctly. Our Pilates instructors can help you get through the most challenging phase in your life. You will feel comfortable and more active and you can able to get back on the road faster after giving birth.

Book your session online at www.lifestyleboom.com.au and start pregnancy Pilates for a happy and healthy motherhood!




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