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What To Expect From Your Pregnancy Pilates And Hypnobirthing Course…
Congratulations on your pregnancy. What a wonderfully exciting time. Now your morning sickness has hopefully eased a bit you might be wanting to get back into some gentle restorative exercise, get birth ready both physically and mentally, meet other mums to be and start building your invaluable tribe of support. This is a 100% online pregnancy Pilates course designed to support you through your pregnancy, prepare you for a positive birth experience, build up your strength for life as a mum and prepare you for a smooth postnatal recovery and as much as possible, life as a mum.
This pregnancy Pilates course includes:
- A preliminary 30-minute in-depth health assessment, either over zoom or in the Zing Wellness Studio (socially-distanced, of course!) so I know everything I need to know before you start your classes. We’ll go through a health questionnaire, anddiscuss your goals.
- A Zing Wellness joining gift of a pack of 30 positive affirmation cards for pregnancy
- An equipment bundle (worth £32). that will include a spiky massage ball, a fascial release ball, a Pilates overball, two therabands and an under-door anchor
- Access to a supportive closed Facebook group
- Access to Move & Bloom online which includes:
- Over 2 hours of our favourite pregnancy exercises
- 6 hypnobirthing MP3 audio tracks to listen to – they include 3 pregnancy hypnosis tracks , a birth preparation track, a labour track and a c section track.
- Informative interviews with some of our favourite pregnancy experts who can support you on your pregnancy journey. You’ll learn from an Osteopath, a Women’s Health Physiotherapist such as Hertfordshire Women’s Health, a Nutritionist, a Breastfeeding Counsellor, a Postnatal Doula and Holistic Sleep Coach and an Acupuncturist
In the Pilates classes we focus on gentle releases to alleviate pregnancy tension caused by your ever-changing body shape, maintaining a balanced posture and optimal alignment and reducing the stresses and strains caused by your growing foetus and bump. This will help you prevent back pain and tension building up in the body. We want you to ward off SPD or pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or if you already have these pregnancy related conditions learn how to manage them (and hopefully rehabilitate them).
Gentle restorative movement will help you connect with your baby and pregnant body. There is a deep focus on breathe work and connecting with your pelvic floor and deep abdominals and learning how to both strengthen and release them.
We focus on optimal foetal positioning and preparing your body for child birth. This will aide you with your birth preparation and enable a positive birth experience.
We will practice hypnosis for birth to help you unwind, relax and place you in a positive mindset no matter what your birth preferences might be. You will be provided with hypnobirthing audio tracks to prepare you for birth, help you to relax, alleviate stress and anxiety.
I believe strongly in preparing mums for the postnatal period so we will also do exercises to support your postnatal recovery. We also incorporate functional exercise to strengthen and tone the body as being a mum is hard work.
Your Pregnancy Pilates Course
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When can I start pregnancy Pilates classes? You can start classes from 14 weeks depending on how you are feeling.
Can anyone do your pregnancy Pilates class? There are some pregnancy conditions that will require medical consent for you to exercise and a few that mean that you should not participate in exercise. I will send you a health screening form to complete and this must be completed before you commence exercise.
Manage your ever-changing body shape
Maintain a balanced posture and optimal alignment
Release postural tension & learn techniques to improve your posture and alignment
Ward off symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) and pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or manage the symptoms caused by these conditions
Reduce the stresses and strains caused by your growing foetus and bump
Move your body
Increase your energy levels
Have the healthiest and most positive pregnancy possible
Practice relaxation techniques
Connect with your pelvic floor / deep abdominals and learn how to both strengthen and release/relax them
Learn mindful breathing
Prepare for your birth & aide a positive birth experience
Learn exercises to encourage optimal foetal positioning
Prepare you for a smooth postnatal recovery
Strengthen the body in readiness for motherhood
Eliminate urinary incontinence and those “whoops!” movements when you cough, sneeze, run or jump
Learn how to integrate Pilates into your everyday movement patterns
Widen your pre and postnatal support network by meeting a range of trusted experts
Have some time to focus on you
I enjoyed Angela’s Move and Bloom Pilates and it helped my back a lot. Even if the hypnobirthing is not for you, I would do it just for the quality of the pilates and all you learn from the course. You barely need your NCT after that! 🙂
I thoroughly enjoyed the Pregnancy Pilates class. I suffered with SPD during my second pregnancy and found this class really supportive in helping keep me moving easier and avoiding SPD in my third pregnancy. The classes were relaxed and friendly and Angela is so knowledgeable that it was an all round good experience. I would highly recommend these classes.
I attended pregnancy Pilates classes with Angela just before the birth of my son. The classes are the perfect balance of stretching and toning to prepare your body for the latter stages of pregnancy, the birth and also postnatally. Angela helps you to focus on your posture, breathing and pelvic floor – all of which played a huge role during my labour and aided a very quick recovery. Angela is a brilliant teacher. She’s calm, thoughtful and incredibly knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed all her classes and will be back for some post natal sessions.