Reclaiming Your Strength: The Benefits of Postpartum Pilates for New Mums

Being a new mum is an incredible experience, but it can also take a toll on your body. Pregnancy and childbirth can leave you feeling like you’re living in a whole new body, with changes that can sometimes make you feel uncomfortable. But fear not. There’s a fantastic way to rebuild your strength, improve your posture, and take care of your mental well-being after giving birth: Postpartum Pilates!

Postpartum Pilates is not your average exercise routine. It’s a personalised rehabilitation programme that’s tailored to your individual needs. It’s not about generic exercises or following rigid timelines getting you to ‘bounce back’ as soon as possible. It’s about incorporating the right exercises at the right time to help you regain your strength and confidence in a safe and effective way.

One of the best things about Postpartum Pilates is that it’s designed specifically for the post-baby body, whether you’ve had a vaginal delivery or a C-section. It can help accelerate the healing process by increasing blood flow and oxygenation to repair damaged muscles, like the transverse abdominis and obliques, which are responsible for core stability. This is crucial for rebuilding strength and stability in your postnatal body.

The Women’s Health Rehabilitation Team have built a pathway to help you return safely to exercise and have a programme to help build your core strength again. It is important that you are ready to return to exercise and it is completed in a safe environment, so all our clients are offered a Women’s Health Discovery session to check you are ready to begin your journey. You can find out more about Pre and Post Natal Mums at our information page set up to help you understand the different options available. 

One of the things that sets Postpartum Pilates apart is its focus on the core. And we’re not just talking about your abs! The core includes all the muscles that support your spine, pelvis, and hips, which can get strained during pregnancy and childbirth. Postnatal Pilates helps you rebuild your core strength and stability, which can prevent and reduce back pain, improve your posture, and protect against issues like urine incontinence and prolapse.

And let’s not forget that Postpartum Pilates is a low-impact exercise that’s easy on your joints. After all the extra strain of carrying a baby during and after pregnancy, your joints could use some TLC. Postnatal Pilates builds strength, improves mobility and flexibility, and increases stamina in a gentle and safe way.

But Postpartum Pilates is not just about the physical benefits. It’s also a fantastic way to manage postpartum stress, which every new mum can relate to. that it’s a complete mind-body workout. It’s not just about physical movements, but also about breathing techniques and mindfulness. It’s a chance for you to reconnect with your body in a supportive environment and take some time for yourself. It’s a little self-care treat that can help you manage the stress of motherhood, reduce postnatal fatigue, and improve your sleep quality.

So, if you’re a new mum looking to regain your strength, improve your posture, and take care of your mental well-being, Postpartum Pilates is your go-to exercise routine. It’s fun, effective, and tailored just for you. Get back to feeling like you again. You deserve it!

Our Women’s Health Rehabilitation Team can help you get back to strengthening your core effectively, working closely with our Women’s Health Physiotherapist, you will be guided back into exercise and activity allowing you to recover quickly and effectively. Find out more about our Women’s Health Pathway, including reformer Pilates for core strength at our Pre and Post Natal Mums  page.

Reclaim Your Strength & Get Back to the Activities You Enjoy