PILATES FOR PREGNANCY
If you are a pregnant and wondering if doing Pilates will help you in pregnancy and childbirth the answer, in many cases, is yes. However, at Kinetic Pilates we do not run pregnancy classes. If were studying Pilates with us before you got pregnant it is fine for you to continue. We do not recommend that you start doing Pilates when you are pregnant, and suggest that you wait until after childbirth before starting.
Pilates really comes into its own post pregnancy, when it helps to reshape your body and help it recover from pregnancy and childbirth.
At Kinetic Pilates, we have helped dozens of mothers recover from pregnancy (and quite a few Dads as well). We have a full range of classes to chose from and our instructors are experienced in dealing with pregnancy.
Carrying another life for 9 months takes a huge toll on the body: it can cause all sorts of physical problems including lower back pain, pelvic instability, “kyphotic/lordotic” posture (the S shaped back), chronic tightness in your hip flexors, thighs, sides, chest, and weakness in the bottom, hamstrings, abdominals and pelvic floor.
Pilates works to bring your body back into balance, stretching tight areas and strengthening the weak ones, improving your posture and reshaping your body after baby has pushed everything out of place.
There is no set amount of time you need to wait – ask your health care provider if you are ready to start exercise. Most women are OK to start about 6 weeks after giving birth.