This specialist class focuses on strengthening and toning the weak muscles, can give you time to focus on yourself and your recovery, which then improves sleep and minimizes depression. It also tackles postural issues – which may have developed through pregnancy – and prepares you for the constant lifting and carrying of a newborn. It is also good for new mum’s to have a break and take some time for themselves,whilst at the same time meeting other new mums. These classes can be attended after the six week check.
Private one-to-one tuition and small group classes can be arranged on request.
Benefits of Post natal Pilates
• Helps to firm up and strengthen the body’s core muscles
• Corrects any postural problems following the natural changes in your body during pregnancy.
• Strengthens your upper body enabling you to lift your growing baby, avoiding back problems.
• Increases energy levels
• Helps to condition the pelvic floor which reduces the risk of incontinence. It can also enhance your libido!
• Helps with Rectus diastasis (abdominal separation) recovery.
Some exercise safety tips before starting an exercise programme
• Invest in a good support bra. Your breasts are going to be larger than normal from the milk production and will need a lot of extra support.
• Be careful of high-impact sports due to lax pelvic ligaments and joints left over from pregnancy. This is why core (abdominal work is key after pregnancy preventing lower back and joint injuries).
• Make sure you drink lots of water to replenish yourself, especially when breastfeeding.
• Listen to your body. If you’re feeling tired, go easy on yourself. Try not to push yourself until you feel ready.
• If you start to feel light headed and nauseous, or notice a change in the color of your vaginal discharge, consult with your doctor. You may be exercising too strenuously.