Exercising during pregnancy can be beneficial to both Mum & Baby, however certain activities need to be adapted to make them suitable. The majority of our classes are suitable for pregnant Mums. Our instructors are qualified in Antenatal Exercise & should be informed as soon as you know you are pregnant.
(Any information will be treated confidentially)
Please note Fitness Pilates is not suitable for expectant Mothers unless they have been attending the classes regularly prior to being pregnant.
Alternatively if you would like an exercise plan tailored specifically for you throughout your pregnancy then a 1-2-1 program maybe for you.
For information on 1-2-1 sessions please click here
For More Info on Ante Natal Exercise
Tel: 07971 194948
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It is not advisable to exercise if you have experienced any of the following:
- A history of 3 or more miscarriages
- Pre– term Ruptured Membranes
- Premature labour during current pregnancy
- Persistent 2 or 3 trimester bleeding (Spotting is common during 1 trimester)
- Multiple pregnancies at risk of premature labour. It is ok with twins however be aware that everything will happen sooner
- Incompetent cervix – if the cervix does not close completely there is a risk of premature labour. In some cases the cervix is stitched, however exercise is still not advisable
- Placenta Previa – the placenta sits low & so is at a risk of rupturing
- Pregnancy induced hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Pulmonary hypertension or heart disease
- Poor foetal growth
- Extremely underweight or overweight
- Severe Anaemia
Advantages of Moderate Exercise in Pregnancy:
Movement Increases Placenta Growth
Mother & baby’s circulation are inter-related through the placenta so anything affecting mothers circulation can effect the fetus
Less Backache, improved posture & a reduction in pregnancy symptoms i.e., constipation, varicose veins & leg cramps
A faster post natal recovery
Control of excess weight gain & enhanced psychological well being
Improved sleep patterns
Enhanced self image & confidence
Increased body awareness
Some effect on Mothers ability to cope with labour, child birth & post natal recovery.
Studies have shown regular exercisers tend to have lower rates of complications during birth & shorter periods of labour.
A beneficial effect on the course & outcome of labour
Some studies even suggest movement during pregnancy
aids brain development (in baby!)