Move easily for life with Post Natal Pilates at Tiaki

Pilates, Physiotherapy and Pelvic Health in Wellington, New Zealand.

Post Natal Pilates

Pelvic Safe Pilates – for Post Natal Women

We all know that exercise is important for health and well being, but there are certain times in your life when you need to be more careful.Almost every exercise you do affects your pelvic floor.

Some exercise is harmful during the post natal period as it places extra stress on the pelvic floor – and may cause problems such as leakage or prolapse.Exercising in some positions can exacerbate diastasis recti and/or contribute to lower back pain.

High impact, high load classes are not always appropriate.

We offer expertly designed pelvic safe reformer pilates classes.These classes are led by a pilates trained women’s health physiotherapist.

Guidelines For Post Natal Exercise

  • In most cases exercise is not only safe to exercise post-natally but is highly recommended. If you are unsure, please check with your Doctor, Obstetrician or Midwife before embarking on an exercise routine.

    There are some well researched recommended guidelines:

    • As long as there are no contraindications, post natal women should incorporate a variety of aerobic and resistance training activities to achieve greater benefits
    • Aim for 30 minutes (or more) per session of moderate intensity exercise. (Aim for 150 minutes per week)
    • Wear comfortable clothing, take breaks as needed and remain hydrated
    • If you experience light headedness, nausea or feel unwell then stop

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