Pre-Natal Pilates

At Village Physiotherapy Shellharbour, we understand that for every woman, pregnancy is a journey. Doing pre-natal pilates will not only ensure you are strong and healthy, it will also have a positive impact on your baby’s mental and physical well-being.

There are numerous benefits to exercising during pregnancy including:

  • Reducing your chances of gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia.
  • Easing a lot of the niggling side effects like constipation, swollen ankles, varicose veins, and trouble sleeping.
  • Ease lower back soreness, sacroiliac joint and pubic symphasis pain..
  • Most importantly it prepares the body for birth and life as a new mum which is physically demanding on your body.

Pilates is a form of exercise designed to realign and re-balance the body. During pregnancy there are so many changes in your body. Exercise is an ideal way to support this change, not challenge it. That’s why Pilates is a safe and effective way to exercise during your entire pregnancy.

Pre-Natal Pilates is one of the best ways of developing optimal pelvic floor function, which is an important muscle during delivery, and to ensure a full recovery during the post-natal period.

Regular Pilates strengthens important stabilising muscles to help with preventing back pain from carrying the extra weight during pregnancy and relieves pregnancy-related injuries such as back ache and pelvic pain.

Providing all is going well, you can do Pre-Natal Pilates right through till the delivery of your baby. Once in the Post-Natal phase, we provide Post-Natal Applied Movement classes to help you in your full recovery.

See Timetable below for class times.

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