Fit Pregnancy is a prenatal & postpartum Pilates program for each phase of pregnancy. Designed by experts and based in science to keep you healthy and fit.The right program is built for you from the ground up, with exercises that offer optimum benefits for you, your baby, and your future body that follows the recommendations for pregnancy exercise set by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Women experience more strains to their muscles and ligaments during this time because of the hormone relaxin. This hormone makes joints are much looser so it’s easier to hurt yourself. You may feel more “stretchy” but should work in a smaller range of motion and not overstretch.
As your baby grows your center of gravity will shift. This can result in pregnancy related back pain. Strengthening your abdominals, back, and pelvic floor muscles will support a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery.
During the 2nd and 3rd trimester, the weight of your growing baby can interrupt your baby’s blood supply if you lay on your back so it is to be avoided.
Abdominal work needs to be thoughtful because the abdominal muscles can separate, a condition known as diastasis.