Pilates is known as being one of the safest forms of exercise to start while pregnant. It also has many advantages of being able to focus on specific areas of your body to assist you with your pregnancy and your recovery afterwards.
Pilates is safe while pregnant, although it is important to have a thorough assessment to ensure your program is specific to your changing body's needs. Pilates is such a great form of exercise whilst pregnant as you can continue regular specific exercise throughout your entire pregnancy. Your program will continually be monitored and changed based on your strength and stage of your pregnancy.
At Advantage Healthcare and Physiotherapy, we take the time to understand your body and what it needs so we can create an individual program to suit your pregnancy.
Importantly, we recommend seeing a Physiotherapist for your Pilates during this time. They have expert knowledge of anatomy, recovery from pregnancy and birth, and safe exercise prescription. These professionals know what is normal for your body to be experiencing during and after pregnancy. They talk your doctor's language and can report any issues early to your doctor and obstetrician.
Pilates programs at Advantage Healthcare and Physiotherapy are carried out under the supervision of both the practice principal Physiotherapist and a Physiotherapist with a Women's health special interest. We have real time ultrasound equipment to view your pelvic floor and will check on the function of these important muscles before you start your Pilates program.