Suitable from 12 weeks!! Pilates helps maintain and improve the condition of both your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Pilates will not put a strain on the joints or back, but rather back will be strengthened as will the stomach muscles around the pelvic area – allowing for and easier pregnancy, delivery and recovery.
Many women find Pilates to be one of best exercises to do, both during and after their pregnancy. One the top reasons Pilates and pregnancy go together so well is that Pilates is great at building core strength. If your abdominals, back, and pelvic floor/Kegel muscles are toned, they will support a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery. Pilates is also famous for helping new moms get their figures back after baby is born!
Another great reason to do Pilates in pregnancy is that Pilates is very adaptable. Most Pilates exercises can be modified as your body and abilities change. The modifications help you keep the intent of the exercise, but adjust the form to work for your body.