Why Pilates while you’re pregnant?
Pregnancy is often associated with a number of musculo-skeletal problems. It is chiefly important to educate all mothers as well as those involved in ante- and postnatal care with advice on exercises that are safe in pregnancy (in particular pelvic floor exercises).
There is not much that can be done to modify the inevitable physiological and hormonal changes of pregnancy. However, by strengthening the core stabilising muscles around the pelvis and spine and improving scapular stability to prepare the mother for after delivery along with the breathing patterns, it is hoped that one can optimise the body for the challenges it may face.
Pilates is based on the principle that a central core is developed and then movements are introduced to challenge this core stability. This philosophy is clearly applicable in pregnancy, a challenge both mentally and physically on the mother’s body.
By maximising the mother’s core stability before and during pregnancy, it should be possible to limit any potential harm and stimulate the body safely. Returning to exercise soon after the birth is important for the mother’s physical and mental well being. She looks after her baby’s body for nine months, who cares for hers ?
At CORE KENSINGTON you can stay fit, strong and prepare yourself for delivery. A strong back and core goes a long way.
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