Understanding Postnatal Pilates

Postnatal Pilates and Postnatal Physiotherapy are performed by women to recover post childbirth. The pelvic floor muscles lie between the tailbone and the pubic bone, supporting the bowel, uterus, bladder and vagina. The muscles can get weakened after having a baby. Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can be important to prevent and treat issues like incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. During postnatal Pilates, you can learn how to activate the pelvic floor muscles. The muscles can then be strengthened by performing a range of exercises to train the pelvic floor for everyday activities as well as higher impact exercises.

Postnatal Pilates Reduces Abdominal Separation

During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles can stretch to accommodate the growing baby. Abdominal separation might occur when the connective tissue sheath that joins the left and right abdominals stretches by creating a gap. Pilates can activate the deep abdominal muscles, especially the transverse abdominis that lie …