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Mum and Baby Pilates
A safe and effective Pilates Programme to get you back into shape following the birth of your baby.
Mum and Baby Pilates Programme
Each movement in Alice’s Bucks Pilates Postnatal Mum and Baby Programme
has been specifically planned to return your body back to it’s pre-baby strength and shape.
• strengthen your core
• have an awareness of good posture
• strengthen pelvic floors
• strengthen your upper back
• mobilise the lower back and thoracic (middle) spine
• stretch muscles prone to tightness
• focus on your body enabling you to understand it better
How will I benefit?
Your tummy will be flatter, your bottom will be firmer, your legs and arms will be leaner and stronger.
Your tummy and pelvic floor muscles were put under increasing strain as your baby grows bigger. At the same time, the hormone relaxin made the tough tissues (ligaments) that connect your bones more pliable. Your ligaments were likely to stretch more than usual and if you overload them you have a higher chance of injuring yourself. During pregnancy, your tummy muscles were stretched over your growing baby and if they were weak, you may have developed back or pelvic pain. Your weakened pelvic floor muscles may have become less supportive to your bowel, bladder and uterus, and may have moved lower down into your pelvis under your baby's weight.
As a result, you may find it harder to squeeze and hold these muscles. Because of this, you may leak small amounts of urine when you cough or sneeze, or feel a sensation of heaviness down below. Because Pilates targets the tummy, back and pelvic floor muscles without straining other joints, the movements really target those important areas.
Pilates exercises use the deepest layer of your tummy muscles, which are necessary for stabilising your back and pelvis.