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6 Reasons Why You Need To Try Post Natal Pilates

7th March 2017

6 Reasons Why You Need To Try Post Natal Pilates
Having a child can be one of the most rewarding feelings in the world, the joy of starting a family is second to none. However, unfortunately there is little joy in the process of giving birth. There are a lot of aches, pains and physical challenges.

Now don't get me wrong, these are only minor problems compared to one of life's greatest miracles. But wouldn't it be great if we could ease those symptoms?

Luckily for you, Pilates Near You is here to help you FEEL GOOD.

Why should I take an antenatal Pilates class?

Controlled Breathing – During pregnancy, the body requires more oxygen. It's important to be able to breath efficiently throughout the birthing process. Breathing techniques that you learn in a pregnancy Pilates class will help you remain calm and make the birth a little easier.

Back and Pelvic Pain – Having a baby bump completely changes the shape of your body, that's only natural! 3 in 5 women struggle to carry the additional weight on the front of their body. This can cause back and pelvic pain as they struggle to remain upright. Luckily for you, Pilates is specifically designed to strengthen the back and core! This will help to reduce back discomfort and pelvic pain.

Posture – Pilates isn't just about looking good (although that is a pleasant side effect). It's about creating functional strength that will be useful in day to day life. When the baby grows it will cause postural alterations. This is caused by the baby bump adding additional weight to the front of the body. Pilates strengthens the spine and muscles to be able to come with the additional weight.

Strengthening the Abs – Labor can be very punishing for your stomach muscles. Diastisis Recti (the separation of the abdominal muscles) occurs frequently. Pilates can help you tighten these muscles and keep them intact. Pilates is famous for being able to work the deep core muscles which are those damaged during birth.

Time To Yourself – Pilates isn't just about preparing yourself physically. Surrounding yourself with supportive people going through a similar experiences can only be a good thing! There will be a wide range of people with different experiences, it's a great opportunity to learn and make friends. It's a calm environment, and a little bit of 'me time' can go a long way towards a relaxed birth.

You Don't Have To Stop There – Most people who take antenatal Pilates classes carry on with Postnatal classes. Quite often with the same people that were on their initial course. If you prepare for birth together, why not regain your pre-baby bodies together as well right?

How can I find a pregnancy Pilates class?

Thanks to the growing popularity of pregnancy Pilates classes, it's now easier to find a local antenatal Pilates class than ever before. All you need to do is search using your location on Pilates Near You. You can refine your search to show relevant local Pilates pregnancy classes.

I would advise you visit all of the local Pilates instructors profiles, view their qualifications and pick out a local Pilates studio that suits you best. Once you have done this all you need to do is click contact and send them a message, or even use NearYou pay to book yourself in there and then.

Teaser: Antenatal Pilates classes are a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle through your pregnancy and reduce the anxiety involved.
Source: Pilates Near You