Pregnancy Pilates

Pregnancy Pilates

Pregnancy Pilates is a serious step worth a careful consideration. Pregnancy is a special condition for a woman that makes her plan her routines in a more responsible way. There are many cons a pregnant woman needs to pay attention to, but there are also pros for this idea. Hidden Power Pilates Studio based in Northbrook will be happy to share its experience to enable you to make an informed choice.

What dangers can a woman be exposed to while practicing Pilates during pregnancy?

  1. An excessive pressure on the fetus. Many exercises involve the upper and lower groups of abdominal muscles and movements that create immediate pressure on the fetus;

  2. Abrupt dynamic movements or jumps are hardly likely to make the baby feel comfortable;

  3. Excessive fatigue may have a detrimental effect on the mother’s already stressed body;

  4. Excess loads on the mother’s spine, joints and ligaments can injure her body and prevent it from actively sharing nutrients (including calcium) with the baby.

However, this doesn’t mean that you should give up physical activity entirely. Absolutely not! You need to exercise, but any workout you choose has to cater to your specific needs and be fully comfortable for both the mother-to-be and the baby.

What Benefits Can You Get from Pilates During Pregnancy?

  1. The muscles of the abdomen and the pelvic diaphragm are developed, which enables the future mother to get better prepared for childbirth because the muscles involved in labor will acquire the right tone;

  2. the muscles of the waist and spine, which are exposed to a colossal load, will become relaxed;

  3. the circulatory system will acquire extra elasticity, and, as a result, the risk of developing venous varices will be eliminated;

  4. workouts help pregnant women to cope with stress and psychosis;

  5. the diaphragm and intercostal muscles are developed, and the respiratory system is strengthened, so that it will be easier for a pregnant woman to control her breathing during labor;

  6. the risk of uterine hypertone can be eliminated;

  7. workouts in the last months of pregnancy help the baby to take the correct position.

As you can see, there are many more indications than counterindications. The most important thing is to train under an experienced coach who knows exactly how pregnant women should approach Pilates workouts.

Before you visit our Studio to consult a coach, do not forget to see a doctor so that you can be 100% sure of your desire to train. If you show a correct attitude, we can guarantee health to you and your baby. Our Studio is located in Northbrook. We are looking forward to seeing you!