Today's Woman
Magazine
written by Amy Cady

Pilates and Pregnancy
The Perfect Exercise
Pre and Post Natal
Pre and Post Natal

ABC Pilates offers specially designed pre/post natal programs that are safe and gentle for the expecting
mother. When a woman becomes pregnant her body begins to produce various hormones responsible
for causing her joints to soften. Thus a pregnant woman can be very prone to injury of the
weight-bearing joints of the back, pelvis and lower extremities. Using special techniques for the
pregnant woman, Pilates will help stabilize areas as well as help strengthen, tone and maintain
flexibility. Pilates will also help you strengthen and gain control of muscles used in delivery. After
pregnancy, Pilates helps the body quickly get back into shape and helps re-strengthen the areas
affected by pregnancy and delivery. (After doctor's approval and 6-weeks recovery).

The use of the C-shaper, fitness ball and other Pilates equipment assists in reactivating the muscles of
the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. Also, Pilates helps in the realignment of the spine/posture for
Diastasis Recti and pubis symphasis derangement, as well as working on overall body strength, toning
and flexibility.
WHY PILATES FOR PREGNANCY

  • For pelvic stability
  • Muscle tone
  • Improve body alignment
  • To improve circulation and strength
  • Alternate breathing technique for
    delivery
  • To improve mental health
  • Control weight gain
  • While your body is becoming out of
    control, Pilates provides control for
    your body
WHY PILATES FOR PARTNUM

  • Retrain the core
  • For pelvic stability
  • Muscle tone
  • Posture and re-alignment
  • To improve circulation and strength
  • To improve mental health
  • Helps aid in weight loss
  • Prepares the body for the next
  • pregnancy!
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