From about 6 weeks after giving birth, or longer depending on your birth experience, you may feel it is time to do some gentle exercises. Pilates is safe and well recommended after birth so we have designed a class to focus on building up your deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles which will have been stretched during pregnancy. We also aim to improve your posture, body awareness and flexibility and give you helpful tips on how to fit exercise into your hectic life looking after your new baby (and any other children you may have!). We openly discuss the not so glamorous effects of childbearing, such as diastasis recti (separation of the abdominals), pelvic girdle pain and pelvic floor dysfunction.
We pride ourselves on creating a safe and comfortable environment whereby you feel relaxed and positive about regaining fitness and confidence in your body. You can feel reassured that your class has been designed by a chartered physiotherapist with knowledge and experience of pregnancy and afterbirth. It’s also a great way to meet other Mum’s who are also looking to improve their fitness and who understand the highs and lows of being a new Mum. Let’s face it, it can be rewarding but it can also be tough!
We recommend that you have had a post natal check with your doctor or midwife before attending our class, but usually we start at 6 weeks post normal delivery or 10-12 weeks post caesarian delivery.