Is Pilates good to do while Pregnant?

Is Pilates good to do while Pregnant?
Yes! Pilates is a safe and effective way to stay active and healthy throughout your pregnancy.

Improves posture and alignment.

Pregnancy can cause significant changes in your body’s alignment and posture. As your baby grows, your center of gravity shifts, and your back muscles have to work harder to support your spine. Pilates can help you maintain good posture and alignment during pregnancy, which can alleviate back pain and prevent other discomforts.

Here are just some of the many benefits a regular Pilates practice can offer you while pregnant, and beyond:


Pilates is known for its focus on the core muscles, which include the abdominal muscles, lower back muscles, and pelvic floor muscles. These muscles play a vital role in supporting your growing belly and maintaining good posture during pregnancy. By strengthening your core muscles, Pilates can help you feel more comfortable during your pregnancy.


Pilates incorporates a range of stretching exercises that can help improve your stability and mobility. This can be especially important during pregnancy, as hormonal changes can cause ligaments and joints to become more relaxed, which can increase the risk of injury. Pilates can help keep your muscles and joints supple and strong, reducing the risk of strains and sprains.


Pregnancy can be a stressful time, and many women experience anxiety and mood swings during this time. Pilates is a low-impact exercise program that can help you relax and reduce stress. The breathing techniques used in Pilates can also help you focus your mind and calm your nervous system.


Pilates can help you prepare for childbirth by improving your endurance, strength, and flexibility. The exercises can also help you develop a better understanding of your body and its needs, (by activating your body/mind connection) which can be especially helpful during labor and delivery.

All classes at Parkside Pilates are Pre and Postpartum friendly.

Personalised service and attention to detail will ensure you get the best possible care before and after you have your baby.

If you would like to work with me or have any questions about how I can help you feel your best during pregnancy please DM or email



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