If you are willing and ready to exercise during pregnancy, Pilates exercise may be the perfect work-out.
Pilates, developed in Germany at the turn of the 20th century by Joseph Pilates, emphasizes balance, strengthening muscles and increasing flexibility through movement and controlled breathing. Because it is an exercise program designed to be adapted to any body size, type and shape, pregnant women can practice it with ease.
Why Pregnancy Pilates?
For many women, Pilates is the perfect exercise during and after pregnancy.
Because Pilates emphasizes building core strength, you'll be building abdominal, pelvic floor, and back muscles, which will support your baby during pregnancy and help during delivery, too. Pilates is also helpful in getting your pre-baby figure back.
Talk to you doctor before starting a Pilates regimen. You'll also want to have a trained Pilates instructor advise you on how to start a Pilates regimen. If you've never done Pilates before, try a prenatal Pilates class.
The Benefits Of Pilates During Pregnancy
Some Pregnant Pilates -Don'ts'
Like any exercise program during pregnancy, Pilates should be practiced with moderation and common sense.
Pregnancy can be the right time to begin a Pilates regimen to improve your pregnancy, delivery, recovery and beyond.
Prenatal yoga can help you release stress and discomfort while teaching breathing and relaxation techniques that can be helpful during delivery.