Pregnancy Pilates

Poundbury Pilates offers one-to-one private sessions and semi-private sessions for expectant mothers in the comfort of a fully equipped Pilates studio. Our sessions are tailored to your individual needs giving a safe, low impact and effective way to exercise during pregnancy and after birth.

The benefits of Pregnancy Pilates are in managing the postural changes that occur in response to your growing baby, which can cause discomfort and misalignment in different parts of your body.

Pregnancy Pilates also helps to alleviate the aches and pains, breathlessness and tight muscles associated with these postural changes as well as prepare for labour, by strengthening the back, stomach and pelvic floor muscles – the very muscles need in pregnancy.

Postnatal Pilates exercises are designed specifically to target those problem areas that mothers face after pregnancy. The exercises strengthen the natural girdle of muscles around the waist and shoulders so that mothers will cope better with all the bending and lifting involved with a new baby. They will help to improve your posture in sitting, standing and walking so that you will experience far less back pain and tenderness during breast feeding and daily activities.