When you’re pregnant, being active is important for both you and your baby. It can help to keep you both healthy and it’s safe for your developing baby. Being active after your baby is born has lots of benefits too.
It’s usually recommended that you take a break from exercise between 8 and 14 weeks. However, if you regularly did Pilates before you got pregnant, you might agree with your teacher to continue throughout – subject to medical permission. If you are new to Pilates, you should not start until 16 weeks, get medical permission, and attend private sessions or a special ante-natal class, rather than joining a general mat class.
I have completed my ActiveIQ Level 3 Designing Pre and Postnatal Pilates Programmes award, and am insured to teach Pilates to pre and postnatal clients.