Is Post-natal exercise safe? When should I start?

Category: Pre and Post Natal Health

Many new mothers are confused as to whether post-natal exercise is safe to do or are unsure when they should start. Firstly, you need to be checked out by your Doctor or Obstetrician.  It is not recommended that you attend a gym or start back at your exercise routine until at least 6 weeks post […]

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Are you planning on getting Pregnant?

Category: Pre and Post Natal Health

Research suggests that the healthier you are before you are pregnant the easier your pregnancy and ultimate birth experience may be. Often women are scared to begin pregnancy pilates, yoga or exercise classes until after the first trimester. It is true to say that many women may feel unwell during the first trimester and not […]

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How soon after birth can I do post-natal excercise?

Category: Pre and Post Natal Health

Post natal exercise can be performed soon after delivery depending on the type of exercise. Your physiotherapist will give you some gentle exercises that can be performed day one. These may include gentle foot and lower leg exercises, especially if you have had a caesarean section. After you have had your baby your physiotherapist will […]

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Is Pregnancy Pilates safe?

Category: Pre and Post Natal Health

Pregnancy Pilates is certainly safe if performed under the guidance of a qualified professional. Physiotherapists and trained exercise physiologists are highly trained professionals and with Pilates training on board you are in safe hands. Our pregnancy Pilates classes can be taken from the beginning of your pregnancy until the end of your pregnancy safely as […]

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What are the best pregnancy excercises for the third trimester?

Category: Pre and Post Natal Health

It is important in the third trimester to not overexercise. The best pregnancy exercises are those related to breathing, relaxation and strength. Cardiovascular exercises may be performed with care and if possible under the guidance of a suitable health professional such as a physiotherapist, midwife or Pilates/Yoga instructor with qualifications in this area. During the […]

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