What are the benefits of doing Pilates before birth?

  • Helps with breathing techniques that can be employed effectively during labor
  • Relieves common problems associated with pregnancy such as
    backache, thoracic pain, sciatica, ligament pain, and pubic symphysis pain
  • Supports joints and ligaments that may be compromised with
    increasing strain from developing baby
  • Boosts your energy and lifts your spirit by releasing more
    serotonin
  • Improved control and strength of pelvic floor region
  • Better posture during pregnancy, preventing back, hip, neck or
    knee strain
  • Increased body awareness
  • Makes it easier for pelvic floor to release in those crucial
    latter stages of birth
  • Speeds up recovery after birth
  • Strengthens the deep abdominal core muscles to dramatically change
    the way you stand, move, walk, carry yourself and physically relate to the
    world around you
  • Focus on strengthening upper body to hold your baby and carry
    heavy items
  • Engages in breathing to de-stress and relax the nervous system
  • Teaches breath techniques to open up the pelvis and prepare for
    the pushing stage

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