Postnatal Yoga & Pilates
Yoga is a fantastic way to keep exercising gently whilst you’re recovering from pregnancy and giving birth, it can provide a number of health benefits such as improving posture, build strength, increase energy levels and relieve aches all whilst toning and stretching your body.
At Pregma, we believe in achieving the best pregnancy and birth for you possible. We have a fantastic team of postnatal yoga and pilates teachers who are ready to help and expertly guide you through your postnatal journey.
Frequently Asked Questions
All exercise should be approved by your doctor and it is important for you to listen to your body and its needs. However, it is normal to start doing gentle postnatal yoga and pilates exercises after around 6 weeks. Pelvic floor exercises are the only exceptions to this rule, which can start from as soon as a few days after birth but only if you feel able to do so.
Generally it is wise to avoid any stretches or poses that focus on abdominal stretching or could cause abdominal separation such as crutches, deep twists or any poses where your stomach faces the ground due to gravitational pull. You can slowly introduce these poses back into your yoga routine as you continue to heal. When you do reintroduce these poses, make sure you hold your core muscles tight and do not overextend your stomach.
Pregma has a number of expert postnatal yoga and pilates teachers that offer one on one sessions, group and video classes to keep you healthy and relaxed during your postnatal period. All of our teachers are fully accredited, insured and specialise in postnatal yoga to ensure the best possible outcomes for you and your baby.