Benefits of Pilates During Pregnancy ( part 4 )

 Less discomfort due to muscle & skeletal imbalances

As the baby grows the body has no choice but to adapt to make room.  This of course means that posture and alignment will be compromised.  While Pilates cannot stop this from happening, it can help to strengthen the stabilizing muscles, especially those surrounding the hips and pelvis to ensure less discomfort (especially in the low back) as the baby grows and also help with balance issues.  Strengthening these muscles also helps to ensure there are no permanent imbalances postpartum.