Mum & Baby Pilates Class 9.30-10.30/11am Emsworth Community Centre
We do about an hour of Pilates exercises, designed specifically for postnatal women and then we have the room for an extra half an hour, so that you can stay for a free cup of tea or coffee and have time to chat with other mums who are in the same boat, or to ask me for extra advice.
Pre crawling babies are very welcome, please just bring a car seat or mat for them to lie on. I will bring everything else you need and will have spare blankets and baby toys in case your forget.
You must wait for at least 6 weeks before attending a class if you have had a labour with no intervention and 12 weeks if you have had a C-section. You will need clearance from your midwife or GP before commencing and I will send you a medical form to be completed before attending.
During the first session, I will check your abdominals to see what separation you have. All exercises will then be assessed or changed depending on your specific needs. I have specialist training in Diastasis Recti recovery, but there is no “one size fits all” approach and recovery often requires some homework.
I do have a kettle in the hall so there’s boiled water for heating bottles and you are very welcome to breastfeed during class as and when you need to. We are very relaxed and expect to have good and bad weeks depending on the babies’ needs.
Small classes of 8 mums only and booked in blocks, so please contact me for booking details.
After having two kids myself, I can see the benefit of Pilates for many woman after childbirth. This is an area I’m particularly passionate about.
I have had two children, one via C-section in 2013 and one Vbac in 2015, so I know first hand how hard it can be getting your body back to feeling normalish! It is also so important to get out of the house and meet people, as it can be a very lonely time.
So come and join us!
Although I am qualified, I don’t offer specific antenatal Pilates classes. However, if you are already a client of mine, you can continue through out your pregnancy, provided you have clearance from your midwife or GP and there are no problems. It is essential that you tell me as soon as you are pregnant so that we can discuss what exercises are suitable. The first 16 weeks are crucial for the development of the foetus and it is important that the correct exercises are given.
Pilates is a safe form of exercise during pregnancy and has great benefits for the mother.