A specific area of fitness, pregnancy exercise covers both pre and post natal periods, so for pregnancy care and advice read on.
When you get pregnant, your body will undergo a remarkable series of changes as it adapts in preparation for the birth. This is not the time to adopt a more sedentary lifestyle - pregnancy exercise can make pregnancy, delivery, and recovery easier and more comfortable.
Both pilates for pre and post natal exercising can be continued at a level appropriate to your fitness, providing there are no adverse effects, that you feel comfortable, and that you don't push yourself too hard.
If you are already a regular exerciser, then your pre and post pregnancy exercise should be a maintenance style programme - this will ensure that the risks don't outweigh the benefits. The good news is the body is already undergoing a natural training effect as the pregnancy progresses, so intensity and amount of exercise can be reduced.
The main area you will need to review is abdominal work. It must be clearly emphasised that you can only maintain minimal abdominal conditioning during pregnancy. To attempt to do anything more is contraindicated for both mother and baby.
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