Can Pilates help me when I'm Pregnant?
There are several reasons why Pilates is the best type of exercise for pregnant and soon-to-be pregnant women.
Pilates workouts are designed to strengthen your core muscles with an emphasis on abdominal muscles, the lower back and the muscles of the pelvic floor. All of these muscles are important in pregnancy because of the changes to your body as your baby grows, especially as your abs are stretched and your lower back is pulled forwards.
If these core muscles are toned by doing Pilates they will support your baby properly so you can have a more comfortable pregnancy with less back-ache and you will have more control over the muscles during delivery.
When your abdominals and pelvic floor muscles are strong and in good condition they have a better chance of full recovery to normal after birth making your life easier in the few months after childbirth when you will need all the energy you have.