Pre/Postnatal Pilates

Pilates is excellent at targeting clinical pre and postnatal conditions including the following:

  • Sacral Iliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Recovery from Cesarean Section
  • Pelvic Floor Strengthening and Restoration

Instructor teaching a pregnant woman during a private Pilates session

Benefits of Prenatal Pilates:

  • Provides healthy circulation
  • Creates a more supple and stronger spine for reduction of lower back and sacral strain from pregnancy posture
  • Strengthens all the pelvic and hip muscles for the following benefits:
    -Stability throughout pregnancy
    -Strength and endurance for delivery
    -Smoother, faster healing and recovery
  • Improved comfort for more restful sleep
  • Stress reduction
  • Emotional support and empowerment

Benefits of Postnatal Pilates:

Mother and a baby

  • Strengthens the deep abdominals, the spine, the pelvis, and pelvic floor for restoration
  • Realigns the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine after the shifts from pregnancy and delivery
  • Reduces stress as one adapts to the role of new mother or expanding family
  • Helps prevent or reduce symptoms of postpartum depression and/or anxiety
  • Provides a community of support and friendship with other mothers