Pilates in the postnatal period

Many people are keen to return to their pre-pregnancy exercise routines following the birth.

Pilates may be commenced following your following your six-week post-natal check from your doctor, and following a post-natal assessment with a continence and pelvic health physiotherapist.

In the early postnatal period, your body will be gradually recovering from the birth regardless of whether it was a vaginal or caesarean delivery.

Postnatal Pilates programs will be individualised and depend on focus areas identified for each woman.

Common considerations in the postnatal period are: