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Prepare For Your Labor And Delivery With Our Safe And Effective Sessions For Pregnancy Pilates In London


Childbirth comes with unavoidable labour pain, and managing it correctly remains one of the greatest challenges for many women. Most women opt for non-clinical methods to reduce labour pain as part of obstetric management.


Pregnancy Pilates is considered one of the most beneficial exercises for improving the physical, psychological, and motor functions of expecting women. Strength and flexibility are developed throughout the body by performing these low-impact exercises.


Moreover, pregnancy pilates will help you adopt a standard breathing technique, activate your deep stabilising muscles, and improve the strength of your pelvis and trunk which are all important for safe pregnancy and delivery.


Fortunately, We at La Dolce Studio offer safe and effective pregnancy pilates sessions here in London. Taking pregnancy pilates can help your body cope with carrying the extra weight of your growing baby, as well as prepare you for childbirth and recovery. 

Our Pilates instructors are well-trained in promoting your overall health, improving muscle tone and strength, and achieving better posture. Furthermore, they will be with you during the whole session to always ensure your safety.

La Dolce’s pregnancy pilates aims to make your pregnancy experience much more comfortable and pleasant. It focuses on strengthening your pelvic floor, which is important for labour and recovery after birth.


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About Pregnancy Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise that is low-impact and highly effective. It involves simple movements and breathing practices that improve abdominal strength, pelvic floor stabilisation, and central trunk stability.


The exercise regimen may include workouts that make positions and movements more complex, so you may wonder if pilates is safe for pregnant women. Fortunately, it is still healthy and effective during pregnancy as long as it is modified and guided by a well-trained instructor.

Pregnancy pilates is usually done on a mat, but special lightweight equipment can be used to isolate specific muscles. The goal is to develop a stable and solid muscular core. Core muscles, which form the body's trunk, are actively strengthened through Pilates.


Pilates Modifications For Pregnancy

Though there is limited research on pregnancy pilates, its gentle impact is generally considered safe. These pilates exercises rarely result in injuries because they use low-impact movements. 


However, pregnant pilates should always be conducted under the guidance of a certified Pilates instructor or a trainer with prenatal Pilates experience. You should let your trainer know if you were already practising Pilates before becoming pregnant so that necessary changes can be made. 

It is important not to overexert yourself or engage in too much stretching while you are pregnant. At about 16 weeks, you should also avoid lying on your back for exercise. Your instructor must be able to adapt exercises to accommodate your body changes due to pregnancy.

Precautions When Performing Pregnancy Pilates

You can get maximum benefits from Pilates while pregnant if you follow a few precautions as follows:


  • Pregnant women should avoid hot pilates, which takes place in heated rooms or with heated stones.


  • As soon as you are 12 weeks pregnant, you should stop exercising lying on your back to avoid possibly impeding your baby's blood flow. 


  • Avoid overstretching and exhausting your muscles. Before attempting Pilates, see your doctor if you have a medical condition or develop complications during exercise. 

Inversion exercises should be avoided. These are performed upside down, which increases the risk of clots or air bubbles blocking the arteries. The postpartum period and the second and third trimesters are most at risk.


Signs To Stop Pregnancy Pilates

During pregnancy, your body is doing a lot of work - this is not the time to push or advance your practice. If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop exercising and contact your healthcare professional:

  • Vaginal bleeding

  • Dizziness

  • Headache

  • Breathing difficulties

  • Pain in the abdomen

  • Constant painful contractions

  • Chest pain

  • Leakage of amniotic fluid

  • Swelling or pain in the calf

Benefits Of Our Pregnancy Pilates In London

In addition to introducing movement and improving posture, Pilates helps you regain strength after having a baby. Here, we talk about the benefits of postnatal Pilates and how it is a safe way to reintroduce exercise to your lifestyle!

Better Adaptation To Physical Transitions Of Pregnancy

According to most studies, women can adapt better to pregnancy's physical transitions by practising pilates. It is accomplished by stabilising and strengthening the abdominal muscles, the back, and the pelvic floor.

Strengthens Your Trunk

You can use pregnancy pilates to strengthen your trunk muscles and help your body adapt to your growing baby's weight. It will also increase your body awareness and prepares you for pushing.

Improves Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength

You will also be prepared for labour and recovery afterwards. This is accomplished by focusing on pelvic floor strength, which is vital during labour and recovery. Strong pelvic floor muscles can also prevent you from urinating on yourself when you exercise, sneeze, or cough.

Minimises Pregnancy Pain

Pilates has been shown to reduce the pains associated with pregnancy. It decreases back pain and has been shown to improve comfort during sleep. Exercising during your third trimester is beneficial for reducing pain.

Improves Overall Health Of The Baby

Pilates is not only good for you, but it's also helpful for your baby. By exercising safely during pregnancy, your baby will be less susceptible to certain illnesses and will benefit from a head start in brain development.


How Our Experts Can Help You

Pregnancy pilates is generally regarded as a safe and efficient exercise during and after pregnancy. Pregnant women who practice pilates are less likely to have cesarean births, birth interventions, or episiotomies, and they feel less pain.


We at La Dolce Studio provide pregnancy pilates in London. Our trained pilates instructors will be there to guide you throughout every session. The trainers will ensure modifications to accommodate body changes caused by pregnancy.

Having kids doesn’t have to be all pain and suffering, book your appointment today to learn more about how you can improve your health and that of your unborn baby safely and effectively.

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