Pilates for Pregnancy

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Intro to Pregilates

Our Pilates for Pregnancy (Pregilates) Program has been designed by our Senior Physiotherapist trained in Women’s Health Physiotherapy.

Training with qualified Physiotherapists and Accredited Exercise Physiologists means you can safely exercise right up to the birth!

In fact, our Pregilates program can improve your labour and dramatically speed up your recovery time, plus manage your weight gain and maintain muscle tone.

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The Pregilates Program

Our Pregilates program is purposely designed for all the changes before and after the birth of your baby. This includes a number of preventative measures to help you avoid common issues such as:

  • Increased strain on muscles and ligaments
  • Acute lower back pain
  • Weakened pelvic floor muscles
  • Weakened abdominal muscles
  • Weight gain

Pilates is perfect for pregnancy as it works the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles and is a low impact form of exercise.

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Benefits of Pregilates

  • Every session is supervised and controlled by our Physios and Exercise Physiologists so you and your baby are safe.
  • You can exercise all the way up to 40 weeks!
  • Increased muscle tone – easier to get back into shape after birth
  • Increased muscle strength – better able to support your pregnancy, less back pain!
  • Easier labour – there’s no such thing as easy labour but anything that can help with labour pains is a bonus!

Our Pregilates program will increase all over body strength making you better prepared for this strenuous time.

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4 Ways Pregilates can help you

Why do Pregilates with us?

Our comprehensive and professional approach reflects the years of personalised care we have given to hundreds of pregnant women.

Here are four of the many reasons you should try Pregilates with MD Health – your experts in pilates for pregnancy!

Weight Management

It is necessary for pregnant women to gain some extra weight during the pregnancy as it is required for the healthy growth of your baby. However, the difficulty is losing the weight after pregnancy. Pregilates is especially designed for women to increase their muscle strength and mass. Increase in muscle inadvertently increases your metabolic rate – thus increasing your body’s ability to burn excess fuel such as stored body fat. It is also easier to get back into shape after giving birth as it only takes a few weeks to get those muscles active again – remember – it doesn’t take long for your brain to remember those Pilates moves.

Increase in Strength
Due to the increase in laxity on joints, the stronger your muscles are the better off you will be. The strength in the muscles will support the extra strain on your body during pregnancy. Whilst pregnant, your body will be carrying extra weight. Just to make it even more complicated, hormones are produced during pregnancy which causes laxity in your joints – i.e. your joints are more loose than usual – a bit like a rag doll. When this happens, without any muscle strength, your joints which are already lax will take up extra strain from the increase in weight. This will inadvertently lead to pain especially on the lower back. Pregilates is designed to increase your muscle strength especially around all the major joints in your body. Your muscles having been activated and strengthened will in turn take up the excessive strain put on your joints. This will minimise your lower back pain and all the other discomforts suffered during pregnancy.
Increase in Core Control

Preggilates will also develop and improve core stability and pelvic control which will manage and prevent pregnancy-related lower back pain.

Good preparation for Labour

Our Preggilates program will help you build up muscle strength, core stability and pelvic control, these things all help prepare your body for labour. Being in the best condition you can be will also help you to have a faster recovery after the birth.

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Contact us today to book a free, 1-hour session with an experienced MD Health physiotherapist or exercise physiologist.

This helps us identify your current strengths and weaknesses, and to get an understanding of what your goals for the program are.

 

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