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Pregnancy can be a wonderful time in your life, but for many women, it can also bring more than its fair share of questions and niggles. Many of these are about the things that they want to do and what is safe during pregnancy, and it can be something of a minefield.

When it comes to exercise, for example, many find themselves wondering if they can continue with an exercise regime that they already follow, whether they can start a new form of exercise or even if they should be stopping exercising. It is understandable that you won’t want to take any risks with the health of your baby, but it is also important that you don’t stop being active altogether. If you are in any doubt about any form of exercise, you could always have a chat with your midwife. They will be more than happy to talk to you about exercise during pregnancy.

Pilates for Pregnancy

The good news is that Pilates is an effective and safe form of exercise that is ideal for any stage of your pregnancy. Not only can it help you to build up that all-important core and pelvic floor (part of your core muscle group) strength that will help you to support your growing bump, and deal with the shift in your centre of gravity, but it can also help you during labour and then into your postnatal recovery.

Pilates is a low-impact exercise that places emphasis on stabilising the joints. This means that it may be possible to manage or even eliminate some of the typical aches and pains that women experience during their pregnancy.

Finding the time for Pilates

Pregnancy, particularly those early months, can be tiring. Trying to fit an exercise class in between work and all that extra sleep you may find yourself wanting can be difficult. This is why I have developed my online pre-natal Pilates studio. This allows expectant mums to fit Pilates in when it suits them. I am always on hand to answer any questions and give helpful tips to help you get the most out of your Pilates and help you improve your core strength to help make your pregnancy a little easier.

I found working out at home during my own pregnancy so helpful it kept me moving when otherwise the barriers of attending a class were too much when I was already tired.

Come and join my online Pilates program and lets work through pregnancy together.