Pilates en el embarazo

In this article you will find:

  • What is it?
  • Advantages in pregnancy according to Patricia Falcon, instructor of Stott pilates:
  • How to perform the Pilates exercises in pregnancy?
  • When should I start?
  • Recommendations

The pilates exercises are recommended by specialists to women who are in a state of gestation, because it is a way to do gentle movements and exercise without harming the baby. You know that is the pilates in pregnancy.

What is it?

  • Exercises are zero impact, therefore they are ideal and safe for pregnancy.
  • This type of exercises gives you peace of mind to the mother and gives the benefit of learning to know your body.
  • Reduces the anxiety generated in the occasions of the pregnancy.

Advantages in pregnancy according to Patricia Falcon, instructor of Stott pilates:

  • Strengthens the abdominal muscles which supports the spine (very important, especially in this stage in which the center of gravity of the body changes).
  • It strengthens the musculature of the pelvic floor which helps in the labor.
  • In this practice bind strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation.
  • Thanks to these exercises will significantly improve some of the shortcomings of the body.

How to perform the Pilates exercises in pregnancy?

  • The exercises are performed on the floor or in machines, giving greater emphasis to the abdominal part which helps pregnant women strengthen.
  • The movements are gentle and specially conditioned for the pregnancy.
  • Allows you to have a greater oxygenation.
  • The postures that are done lying down or on hands and legs reduce the annoying back pains while in the legs increases circulation.

When should I start?

According to instructor Patricia Gavilán, the practice of pilates can be performed from the second trimester of pregnancy and with your doctor's permission, though if this exercise is done before pregnancy, you can follow without any difficulty (provided that the pregnancy does not present a problem).


  • As it is a physical practice must be recommended by the gynaecologist in order to avoid any complication.
  • The Pilates instructor should know that a woman is pregnant, in order to adjust the routine according to your state.
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