Ante and Postnatal Care.
Pregnancy is a perfectly normal state and through Pilates exercises, you can easily adapt as the body changes month by month. Pilates will teach you body awareness, improve your posture which will, in turn, reduce the strain on your joints and back. It will ensure your circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory and digestive systems are working efficiently and that your balance and coordination are intact as your center of gravity shifts. Pilates will teach you breathing and relaxation skills which will prove invaluable throughout the pregnancy and also during the birth. Pilates may help to prevent pelvic girdle pain as hormonal changes affect your ligaments. It will improve upper body posture and prevent possible shoulder and neck problems as additional weight of breasts and laxity of the ligaments increases. Pilates strengthens the deep core muscles and this will help support the growing weight of the baby and keep your spine safe and may be helpful in reducing back pain. Pilates exercises will keep foot, ankle, and knees strong as weight increases and prepare the pelvic floor for the birth and postnatal recovery. Hanan will be able to supervise your exercise program as they are up to date on the latest information and will work closely with your health practitioners.