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During pregnancy, your tummy muscles, along with your pelvic floor muscles will be put under great strain - they will stretch and release as your baby grows. This can result in weak pelvic floor muscles (with less control of the bladder), and weak abdominals which can result in back and/or pelvic pain.

Practicing Pilates frequently during your pregnancy can counteract these discomforts or problems - the focus is on strengthening your core internal muscles and providing support from within your body.

Pregnancy Pilates will give your body strength and stamina, building your back, abdominals and pelvic floor muscles enabling a more comfortable pregnancy, preparing your body for birth as well as helping recovery.

It will improve posture during your pregnancy, improves circulation and increases your upper body strength in preparation for breast feeding or carrying your baby when born (and as it grows heavier!).

Women normally return to Pilates four to six weeks after their baby is born, or eight to twelve weeks after a C section (your doctor will advise when is best for you). Pilates will help you regain your body tone and shape and strengthen your compromised core muscles.

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