Benefits of Pilates During Pregnancy ( Part 2 )

A stronger connection to the pelvic floor muscles

Most women have heard of “Kegel Exercises”, but don’t really understand the importance the Pelvic Floor during pregnancy. One of the main functions of the pelvic floor is to support the organs in the lower abdominal cavity. As the uterus grows it relies on the pelvic floor more and more for support, which is why it needs to be strengthened.  On the flip side, in order to give birth, the Pelvic Floor must completely relax to allow the baby to pass through. Pilates helps women not only feel the contraction of the Pelvic Floor muscles but also the release, ensuring that it is both strong and flexible.  A strong Pelvic Floor will also help the body return to its pre pregnancy state more quickly and prevents incontinence.