5th January 2016

Pre Natal Pilates

Pregnant Woman Sitting On Exercise Ball With Weights

Pilates is a revolutionary and gentle mind and body conditioning exercise programme that targets the muscles stabilizing the trunk of the body. It also helps with breathing and improves the circulatory system. Pilates is simply perfect during and after pregnancy, and you will feel like a whole new person after a session.


We advise all mums to do prenatal pilates to avoid postnatal complications such as:

  • Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia – negatively affects both mum and baby
  • Prolapse – a condition which occurs when the structures designed to keep organs in place weaken or stretch, causing them to slip out of place
  • Episiotomy – surgical incision of the perineum and the posterior vaginal wall to increase the size of the opening for delivery. First time mums have an 60-80% chance of requiring an episiotomy
    Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) – the dynamics of the postural and pelvic girdle changes puts immense pressure on mum’s body.
  • Incontinence – urinary incontinence a very common postnatal problem

We can help you. Pilates benefits are endless!


Mothers feel immense pressure to give one hundred percent of themselves to their loved ones, with hardly a thought to recharging their own batteries which can lead to exhaustion. Pre/postnatal classes with Mehret will help you renew and rejuvenate. Our focus is on giving mum that hour each week, dedicated just for you, away from it all. Even if you only want to focus on relaxation, lateral breathing goes a long way towards your overall well being and soothing music will help you find your inner calm.


Class is designed to work on strengthening the shoulder girdle, especially for mum to keep strong and handle her growing baby. Hope Pilates’ methods factor in the unvarying positions hard working mums engage in many hours each day. Functional movements, such as rotation, are incorporated within the gentle workout.


Mums – it’s time to take action and give something back to yourself. Your babies need you well and happy so you can nurture them with your all.

Give yourself and your baby the best possible chance to a healthy life together. It all starts with YOU!

Book now and receive first class care from Hope Pilates.

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