Workout Wednesday’s #19: Guest Post- Top Benefits of Pregnancy Pilates by Oliva Wilson

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Top Benefits of Pregnancy Pilates Classes

Are you pregnant? Well, congratulations! Pregnancy brings so much joy, but can also be accompanied by of stress and anxiety. However, this state of mind is not beneficial to the mom-to-be or baby. This, many pregnant women join pregnancy Pilates classes, which can help keep them calm and stress-free. Aside from these benefits, did you know that these classes are also helpful for the baby’s health and  delivery?

Let’s discuss the benefits of the prenatal yoga and other exercises:

  • Helps with accepting change:

It’s a known fact that our life is constantly changing. However, during pregnancy, the pace of those changes increases to a new level. Adhering to those changes is a bit tough, although the pregnancy Pilates class supports the body and helps it in change the way it requires. Pilates and Yoga encourages stretching and other easy exercises that will prepare the body for all the changes it is going to face, especially in the lower region where the maximum weight is going to sit.

  • Stamina and strength:

As the time goes on, pregnant women, need more strength and stamina to carry a new life inside their body. The exercises, which are part of these classes, allows pregnant women to build stamina and strength in their hips, back, and arms, as well as shoulders. This extra strength helps women to carry the extra weight of the baby easily, while also protecting her from injury.

  • Physical & Emotional balance:

You might have heard pregnant women crying, saying that the tears are just because of hormones. Well, it’s true, during pregnancy women are indeed a mess of emotions along with physical changes. During this period, hormones like progesterone and estrogen are increasing. Pregnancy Pilates classes help maintain the balance between physical changes and emotional outbursts by providing an outlet. Ever gone for a run to burn off some anger? Try a pregnancy pilates or yoga class to burn off some hormones!

  • Relaxing:

Pregnancy brings stress in various muscle groups of women’s body such as the lower back, hips, chest, upper back, neck, and shoulders. Pilates exercises help in relaxing these muscles and spreading the feeling of calmness throughout the body. While back rubs from your spouse are great, They can’t conquer the stress of 9 months of pregnancy. Pregnancy Pilates classes offer a more potent solution, helping you strengthen your mucsles while also including stretching to calm and soothe them.

  • Preparing for labor and delivery:

The Doctor says, “When we’re afraid, we tighten up,” which can cause problems during labor and delivery. However, these exercises help women and their body to prepare  for the big day by sternghtening and stretching all the muscles that will be so important for delivering baby.  Pilates routines allow women to trust the fact that when the time comes they will be able to open up and give birth easily. Pregnancy Pilates classes not only boosts women’s confidence but also offers to support for their body.

  • Connection with the baby:

No woman wants to lose the chance to connect with their baby even before it is born. “You can connect with your baby by imagining that, as you exhale, [you] sink your belly gently back toward the spine, as though you are giving your baby a hug,” says Jessica Berger Gross, mom to 5-year-old Lucien, in the November 2013 issue of Yoga Journal.” These exercises require focus on the body and when you focus on your body, you can feel the baby’s movement along with yours.

  • Breathing:

Pregnancy Pilates classes help women to practice the very that will come in handy during contractions and delivery. In these classes, pregnant women will learn all about the technique and process of breathing, which will be required in the coming future.

As you can see there are many benefits to Pilates and yoga classes during pregnancy.  Have you ever tried one?

Oliva Wilson is a knowledgeable and qualified blogger. She adores writing blogs on many topics such as Home Improvement, Pets, Food, Automotive, Business, Health, Lifestyle, Family etc. Follow her on FacebookGoogle+.

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