Pilates and Pregnancy

Pilates is a great form of exercise to stay in shape and build up strength for the big event- but beginning this form of exercise should happen in the first three months, the earlier the better. You have something called fascia, or sort of a soft sheath of connected tissue, that spreads apart as that baby gets bigger. It’s possible to tear it if you begin an abdomen-intensive form of exercise after you’ve already started sprouting a big ole bump. Your Pilates instructor (me) can definitely modify the exercises to suit your body’s needs as the baby grows, but best to start early and consult with your doctor or midwife as well.