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When starting Pilates as a new mum, keep the following tips in mind

Remember that every woman’s postpartum journey is unique. What works well for one person may not be suitable for another. It’s important to prioritize your own health and well-being and make choices that align with your individual circumstances and preferences.

  1. Consult Your GP: Get approval from your GP / Midwife before starting any exercise program, especially if you had complications during pregnancy or childbirth. The rule is usually six weeks but in some cases returning to gentle exercise, like Pilates, will be fine from day one.

2. Choose a Qualified Instructor: Your body has been through a lot and making sure you are in capable hands is important! I am a Pre and Post Natal Level 3 Pilates instructor as well as a Pelvic Balance Specialist, meaning I have been through the right training to help you into your postpartum journey. I also am passionate about helping women maintain strength and wellbeing through pregnancy, post pregnancy and beyond.

3. Start Slowly: Ease into your Pilates routine gradually, and listen to your body. Don’t push yourself too hard too soon. I know you are desperate to get back to feeling like ‘you’ again and you will. Your body needs time and giving yourself this time will mean a better road to recovery and quicker results in the long run.

4. Pelvic Floor Awareness: Pay attention to your pelvic floor muscles and ensure you’re engaging them correctly during exercises. In Pilates we match the breathing and exercise together you should, be doing this when you do your pelvic floor exercises. Get in touch if you need a lesson!

5. Be Patient: Postpartum recovery takes time, and progress may be slower than you expect. Be patient with yourself and focus on gradual improvements.

If you are a new Mum or know a new mum  who would like to join my classes in Emsworth and Southbourne please get in touch with me for more information or use this link to book.