Pilates is one of the safest and most popular form of exercise for pregnant mum's to be. More information about our Pregnancy Pilates classes can be found here – mmphysiopilates.com
There are compelling benefits for exercising during pregnancy. You and your baby will be grateful for the extra effort. These are:
Okay, so you know it's good for you and want to get started - but how?
We're all created differently. Mum's to be are especially more at risk of inappropriate exercise due to their changing bodies and natural weight gain.
Some guidelines for consideration when planning an exercise routine while pregnant
Avoid high-impact movements. Connective tissues can stretch more easily during pregnancy putting you at risk of joint injury.
Your centre of gravity will shift as you gain weight making you more prone to trips and falls. Avoid equipment or activities that could be more difficult to maintain your balance.
Avoid very hot or humidity conditions.
It is recommended not to exercise on your back after the first trimester. This can put too much pressure on parts of your circulatory system and limit blood flow to the baby.
These activities carry little risk of injury, benefit your entire body, and can be continued until delivery.
We run daily Physio Pilates classes in our private studio in South Dublin and offer specific pregnancy Physio Pilates classes. Our Pilates instructors are Chartered Physiotherapists who have undergone specific training in ante and post natal Pilates and are experts on the physical functioning of the human body. They lead small, safe and carefully structured classes tailored to individual needs.