Pregnancy Clinical Exercises

Antenatal Classes Brisbane

If pregnancy has you feeling out of sorts, join our pregnancy pilates classes in Brisbane and get your body back on track!

If you’re looking for a fun, and safe workout to support you through all stages of your pregnancy, then join our specialised antenatal pilates classes at Graceville Physio, less than 8km from Brisbane CBD.

Especially if it’s your first pregnancy, you may at times feel a little overwhelmed. During your childbearing year, your body will go through many unexpected changes. Being prepared and receiving support from experienced professionals can help make the wonderful journey to motherhood a smooth and seamless one.

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If you’re looking for a fun and safe workout to support you through all stages of impending motherhood, then join our pregnancy clinical exercise classes at Graceville Physio, less than 8km from Brisbane CBD.

Unlike traditional birth preparation classes and prenatal education classes, our classes focus on safe exercises for you to practice in our studio or at home. We believe that it is vital to remain active and work on developing your strength during your pregnancy.

You’ll experience a combination of:

  • core stability exercises,
  • pelvic floor strengthening,
  • safe stretches and 
  • mobility exercises suitable for all stages of pregnancy

You can relax knowing you’re in the hands of highly skilled physiotherapists who are also trained pilates instructors. Each class has a maximum of 4 participants allowing you to enjoy the extra attention you and your bub-to-be deserve during this special time in your life.

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If you are experiencing any pain or problems, you will be closely monitored by a pregnancy physio who can tweak your individual program so you can get maximum benefits in a safe and supportive environment. Our team will also liaise with your GP and obstetrician so you can be assured of a team approach throughout the entire term of your pregnancy.

In addition to pilates, our team can offer you a tailored package including physio consultations so you can get the full spectrum of physiotherapy benefits during this special time in your life.

The health of you and your baby is our foremost priority, so get in touch to begin pregnancy clinical exercises for long-term benefits.

The Benefits of Active Birth Practices

Staying active during your pregnancy has many proven benefits. With the changes that take place, your body needs a way to remain strong in order to support the additional weight of your baby. 

Our approach to pregnancy pilates focuses on building strength in key muscle groups as well as maximising mobility, stability and balance. Learning to exercise safely during and after pregnancy is what we’re all about.

 

Prenatal Pilates Classes: The best pre-baby workout for your core and pelvic floor

Pregnancy pilates is an excellent way to stabilise your core muscles and ensure optimal function of your pelvic floor. These classes also target your postural muscles around the lower back and pelvis which help you carry the extra weight during your pregnancy and ease pain in the lower back and pelvic areas. They will also enable you to control excess weight gain while you are expecting and it’ll mean a faster recovery following the birth of your child.

 

How Our Brisbane Antenatal Classes are Different from Typical Birthing or Childbirth Classes

At Graceville Physio, we strongly believe that remaining active during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your bub. Safe exercise that’s focused on building your strength and stability can help you experience a smoother pregnancy.

That’s where our clinical exercise classes really shine! We have been running exercise programs for pregnant women in Brisbane for over 25 years. Each of our classes is run by a pilates trained physiotherapist who can offer advice for dealing with pregnancy related conditions.

Our classes include the traditional prenatal education components as well as:

  • Postural correction
  • Core & pelvic floor activation
  • Pregnancy pilates exercises to build strength and stability
  • Treatment of pain or injury associated with or affecting your pregnancy by our experienced physiotherapists
  • Mobility exercises to help with upper and lower back pain
  • Exercises for optimal baby position during labour
  • Breathing exercises to induce a more relaxed state during exercise and labour
  • Stretches to improve posture, decrease pregnancy related pain and make the birthing process easier
  • Education on optimal positions for a smooth, easy birth
  • Education around suitable exercises and working postures

We liaise with your obstetrician and GP so you can be assured of a team approach. We can also combine these classes with our range of tailored services for pregnancy including pregnancy physio, pilates and massage.

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Is it safe to start pilates during pregnancy?

Under the guidance of a trained pregnancy physiotherapist, and provided all is going well, you can participate in prenatal pregnancy pilates classes right up until the big day.

No matter your background or history with exercise, it is safe to start pilates any time before, during or after your pregnancy. The benefit of joining a pilates class at Graceville Physio is that you’ll have an exercise program tailored to your needs. Pilates is widely recognised and approved as a very beneficial form of exercise for pregnancy, both in prenatal and postnatal stages. 

Any previous pain or injury you may be experiencing can be treated by a qualified physio who works in tandem with your GP and obstetrician, giving you the full support you need.

Your body will change with each trimester and having a pregnancy physio by your side throughout the entire process is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your child.

Essential Information For Our Pregnancy Clinical Exercise Classes In Brisbane

  • Our classes run weekly on a Tuesday night at 6pm 
  • You’ll need to complete an initial health assessment prior to being booked in
  • For pricing information, please call our friendly staff. 
  • Yes, you can claim health rebates for these classes 
  • Each week we’ll tailor the program to suit the participants that are present. Classes are small with only 4 participants and we always aim to make classes personalised to the needs of everyone in the group.
  • You can start these classes at any time in your pregnancy. If you’re thinking of becoming pregnant, these classes are still suitable as the exercises we do help relax the muscles around the pelvis and optimise the function of the pelvic floor.

To book in for your initial consultation, call us on (07) 3278 1186.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it OK to do pilates while pregnant?

Yep! Pilates is a great low-impact work out for while you're pregnant. It promotes flexibility, balance, and can help with back pain by strengthening your core to support your spine.

Is pilates or yoga better for pregnancy?

Both are good, but we would recommend pilates as it's more targeted at the muscles in your abdominal and pelvic floor. Our pilates classes are also created by trained physiotherapists who know exactly what exercises are best for you during this time.

Next Steps?

If you are currently expecting or if you have just given birth, book in for a consultation with one of our pregnancy physiotherapists and we can tailor a package for your prenatal and postnatal health.

To book in for your initial consultation and for our Brisbane pregnancy clinical exercise classes, call us on (07) 3278 1186 or make a booking online.

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