6 Week Pre-Natal Pilates Course

Pilates has supported me twice through the process of pregnancy.  Any woman currently lucky enough to be experience this process will know that is indeed a process, with your body and mind constantly going through different things.  Women experience pregnancy in different ways, seemingly choosing from a Pick’n Mix menu of:

  • Morning-sickness
  • Replicas of Big-foot
  • Stretch marks
  • Mood swings
  • Emotional instability and enough tears to fill the Thames

And then there’s the set menu:

  • Weak pelvic floor
  • The biggest breasts you’ve ever had
  • “Baby brain”
  • Weight gain accompanied by low body confidence

There are many things that women have in common during and after pregnancy (and at other times of course!) The biological happenings in the background are much the same for all women.  You’ll by now have heard of Relaxin – which to the disappointment of some has nothing to do with sandy beaches or cocktails.  Relaxin’s main job is to relax the ligaments at the pubic symphysis and the sacroiliac joints to allow the pelvis to make room for the growing baby, and because Relaxin doesn’t pick and choose, it affects ligaments throughout the body and therefore all the joints could be affected.

Although it may seem that nothing in the world can help you through the pregnancy and the pain of natural child birth, Pilates can make a huge difference!

Benefits of Pre-Natal Pilates:

  • Strengthens pelvic floor muscles
  • Relieves strain on joints due to pregnancy and reduces backache
  • Builds key muscle for rapid recovery
  • Increases energy
  • Improves sleep
  • Improves circulation
  • Boosts immune system
  • Can prevent and control problems associated with pubic symphysis dysfunction
  • Improves awareness and control of the pelvic floor and the breath in preparation for childbirth
  • Keep ankles, legs, upper-body and arms strong and mobile in preparation for an active birth and for the physical demands after birth

When:    Saturdays 9-9.55am starting 9th February 2019

Where:   Studio 137 Dorking, Surrey RH5 4DE

Cost:       £100 for a 6-week course