Pregnancy Fitness in Bristol
Being pregnant is what we were made to do. For some it’s a magical time and they feel at one with their body. For some, like Sian, it was not so glamorous as she mostly felt like a large, greasy whale! In either case, keeping active can help you to feel more comfortable during the pregnancy and could also help with the birth too, although this is different for every woman.
Being active can help to regulate your blood pressure and keep excessive weight gain down, increase circulation helping with swelling and cramps and create a strong and functional core and pelvic floor in preparation for birth.
If you are suffering from pelvic girdle pain or back pain, Sian can help you manage this and keep you moving throughout.
Because every pregnancy is different, each session and program is tailored to your body’s needs. Sian will take into account your current fitness regime and offer adaptions as you progress throughout the trimesters. As you edge closer to birth we will focus more on breath work and pelvic floor.
As well as individual sessions, Sian also offer adaptions for pregnancy in Pilates classes. The class will still be challenging but without compromising your growing bump, keeping you mobile and as pain free as possible throughout your pregnancy. The classes are suitable from the 2nd trimester and you can sign up with a package or subscription until 38 weeks pregnant then you can pay week by week! For more details, please go to the Book Now page.
Frequently Asked Questions
|This is very dependant on the individual but the NHS recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a week. This can be in the form of walking, swimming or other exercise or activity you enjoy.|
|It is very safe for pregnant women to exercise and is encouraged. Seek guidance from a qualified fitness instructor to make sure it’s suitable for you.|
|Any that you feel comfortable doing! Yoga, Pilates, weight training, swimming and walking are all good forms of exercise.|
|Exercise helps to keep blood and oxygen flowing to the baby, maintains your weight, manages aches and pains and makes you feel good.|
|Contact sports such as martial arts should be avoided due to the risk to the baby if your stomach is hit. Scuba diving is also a no-no due to the pressure changes and changed oxygen levels. Crunches and sit ups should also be avoided after 12 weeks to stop undue pressure on the stomach muscles.|
|It is both safe and recommended for women to keep active during pergnancy. The NHS recommend a minimum of 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise.|