Mums & Bubs Many mums are keen to return to pre-baby bodies and often it is done too aggressively & too soon after giving birth. Exercising post-birth can be a complex issue, particularly if you've had a difficult labour so mums must ensure they take an educated approach to rebuild their bodies from the inside out.
Pilates is a great way to ease yourself back into exercise with many benefits and at Pointe Pilates we take you gently back into your exercise to rebuild strength. We focus on issues that may have come about during pregnancy and labour, in particular the weakened/ stretched abdominal muscles known as the pelvic floor.
It is recommended that clients listen to post-birth exercise guidelines (6 weeks vaginal birth, 8-12 weeks C-section), ensuring that the body has time to mend. After this, Pilates can be an extremely safe and effective exercise for mums to rebuild their core strength.
Some other benefits of Post-natal Pilates include:
Improves Diastasis Rectus (DR)
Diastasis Rectus is the separation of the rectus abdominus, usually around the tummy button area. During Pregnancy around 60% of women will experience this separation. Pilates can strengthen your abdominals and avoid further issues down the track such as back pain or sciatica. Pilates helps to stabilise the lumbar spine & correct alignment.
Restores confidence & speeds up Post-Natal Recovery
A very high percentage of women are unhappy with their post-natal bodies and with media influences, it’s not hard to see why under all these pressures. Post-natal Pilates teaches you to focus on what is happening within the body so you are not just fixated on ones appearance. Pilates teaches you to listen, understand & re-connect Mind & Body as you exercise. Gaining mindful control of your core muscles which in turn is an excellent way to speed up post-natal recovery.
Rebuilds Pelvic Floor stability
Pelvic floor exercises are an essential part of any postnatal Pilates programme These exercises also help deal with post-natal issues such as stress, incontinence and other problems that may have arisen such as a prolapse. Pilates teaches women to reconnect and strengthen pelvic floor muscles to help improve posture, core strength and stability.
Great for well being
Post-natal exercise needs to be an overall conditioning of the body, stretching, lengthening & strengthening you in all the right places. You need to feel energised & de-stressed after a class, rather than too exhausted to take on the days challenges and Pilates will do just that for you.
And BONUS! It’s a great Social activity that bubs comes along to with you!
Getting out there as a new mum can be difficult, so coming along to a Pilates class full of women dealing with the same day to day routines offers an opportunity to build new friendships and share experiences.
Steps to take:
Bookings are essential! Contact us in the Studio on firstname.lastname@example.org OR 0401 516 271 to book in or ask any questions.
Term 2 Starts Wednesday 20 April 10.30am and runs each week for 10 weeks. We like to keep numbers in Mums & Bubs small so you can get the attention you need.
2. What to bring:
You can bring your baby to all post-natal classes, or not!
Prams are welcome (please park them along the outer edge of the room). You can also bring a mat for bub to lay on and some toys.
For Mum, you only need water, a towel or roll mat; we’ve got the rest covered!
Please note babies are more than welcome in all post-natal classes, but only until they are “highly mobile”. We ask that you not bring them along once they’re actively crawling, as it poses a safety risk.
3. Leave the rest to us