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Make Your Pregnancy Experience A Lot Easier With Our Safe And Effective Pregnancy Pilates In West Brompton

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During pregnancy, your muscles can be affected by the extra weight and ligament stretching, causing muscular imbalances. It is crucial to exercise during pregnancy to stay healthy and strong. 


Pregnancy pilates emphasizes breath work, balance, control, and alignment, which makes it a suitable workout candidate for pregnant clients. Among other muscle groups, pregnancy pilates focuses on your deep core for diastasis recti and pelvic floor muscles for urinary incontinence prevention.

The benefits of pregnancy pilates include learning to breathe properly, activating your deep stabilising muscles, and improving the strength of your pelvis and trunk. These are all essential for a safe pregnancy and delivery.


Fortunately, We at La Dolce Studio offer safe and effective pregnancy pilates in West Brompton. 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 to promote your overall health, improve muscle tone and strength, and achieve better posture. Furthermore, they will be with you during the whole session to 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 versatile exercise developed by Joseph Pilates. The purpose of this exercise is to improve your posture and movement. Exercises focus on back muscles, lower abdominal muscles, and pelvic floor muscles, which greatly impact posture, strength, and balance. 


Exercises can be performed on a mat or with equipment such as reformers, trapeze tables, exercise balls, and resistance bands. The goal is to develop a stable and solid muscular core. Core muscles, which form the trunk of the body, are actively strengthened through Pilates. 


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

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Pilates Exercises To Avoid During Pregnancy

Injuries or discomfort may occur if you do exercises that involve your back or stomach. Pregnant women should not perform the following Pilates exercises:


  • Stretching the legs in the supine position, such as lying on your back, contracts the rectus abdominis.

  • Face-down plank positions or lying on the tummy exercises.

  • Stretches that involve deep stretching, such as the hamstring stretch, should be avoided. For example, get one leg perpendicular to the body and lie on the back.


The other exercises can only be done if your doctor gives you permission. Pregnancy pilates should also be done with caution to avoid injuries or accidents.

Precautions When Performing Pregnancy Pilates

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


  • It is advisable to work with an experienced instructor who can assist you with the exercise. 

  • Keep an eye on your energy levels, and don't overdo it when exercising.

  • Be careful not to overstretch your joints or curl your abs.

  • You should wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing.

  • Keep your balance when you have a growing belly. Do not get up too quickly from the floor.

  • During the second half of pregnancy, avoid lying flat or raising your feet over your head. Your blood vessels can become pressed, reducing your heart's blood supply.

  • During the later stages of pregnancy, make sure to focus on posture, gentle contractions, and pelvic floor muscles.

  • Avoid exercising in hot, humid conditions, and stay hydrated.

  • Stop exercising if you feel fatigued or uncomfortable.

It is not advisable to exercise shortly after eating or on an empty stomach. The best time to exercise after a meal is one to two hours afterwards.

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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 West Brompton

After having a baby, it can be difficult to get back into exercise. A never-ending to-do list and limited sleep can make regular exercise seem impossible. However, you should allow your body time to recover and start exercising lightly once it has recovered. Post natal Pilates can offer you the following benefits:

Strengthen Your Stomach And Gluteal Muscles

By strengthening your deep abdominal muscles, you'll be less likely to develop pelvic and lower back pain. Strengthening your gluteus medius with Pilates can also reduce pain in the sacroiliac joint.

Increases The Strength Of Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

Hormonal changes and your baby's weight can weaken your pelvic floor muscles. Pilates strengthens the muscles beneath the pelvis that support your bladder and bowel during and after pregnancy, reducing the chances of incontinence.

Improves Breathing Control

The importance of breathing is emphasised in every pregnancy pilates class. It is particularly beneficial for women during pregnancy since good air exchange is vital for the health of you and your baby. It is also beneficial to learn how to control your breathing during labour.

Helps You Maintain A Healthy Weight

In pregnancy, it is normal to gain weight. However, if a woman gains more than the recommended weight, she is at an increased risk of gestational diabetes. Pregnant women can maintain a healthy weight gain by exercising regularly and gently.


Improves Your Balance To Avoid Fall Accidents

You may feel more clumsy or unstable when pregnant due to changes in posture and weight distribution. Pilates improves your balance because it increases your core strength and teaches you to be sensitive to changes in posture.

Makes You Feel Relaxed

Amid all the changes happening around (and within) you during pregnancy, it is important to take time for yourself. Pilates allows you to switch off from your day-to-day stressors and let your mind relax while reflecting on your physiological changes.

Strengthens Your Legs

Pregnant women may experience fluid retention, leg cramps, and varicose veins. These side effects can be reduced by strengthening leg muscles.

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How Our Experts Can Help You

In general, pregnancy pilates is considered to be a safe and efficient exercise during and after pregnancy. In addition to having fewer aches and pains, pregnant women who practise pilates are less likely to have caesarean births, birth interventions, or episiotomies.

We at La Dolce Studio provide pregnancy pilates in West Brompton, which enhances the experience of our expecting mum clients. You will be guided by our trained Pilates instructors during every session. Due to pregnancy-induced body changes, exercise modifications will be made to ensure your own and your baby's safety.

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