Exercising in pregnancy has physical, psychological and emotional benefits for you and your baby. As long as you have an uncomplicated pregnancy, it can improve your cardiovascular fitness and strength, reduce sleeping problems, stress, anxiety and depression, and help maintain a healthy weight. Studies show that pregnant women that exercise may have a shorter labour and less risk of pre-term labour. It can also help you recover faster once you have given birth.
Pilates exercises can help you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which can help prevent incontinence, pelvic girdle pain and low back pain, common problems during (antenatal) and after pregnancy (postnatal). It is also great for posture, flexibility and relaxation.
Pilates is a great way to prepare for labour and a great way back into shape!