Fitness for pregnancy


We provide a variety of health and well serverices to support your individual needs on your pregnancy journey.

During pregnancy your body will undergo a few changes.

  • Laxity in ligaments causing spinal and pelvic instability
  • A weight increase causing muscle tightness
  • Increased pressure on your pelvic floor and core muscles

These changes may lead to problems, such as:

  • Incontinence
  • Low back and pelvic pain
  • Abdominal muscle separation
  • Muscle cramps
  • Sciatic pain

We recommend utilising some of the services below to combat these changes:


Physiotherapy

What can your physiotherapist do to help manage these problems?

  • provide you with a supportive belt or leggings to improve your pelvic stability and decrease pain
  • use heat or ice to decrease pain or swelling
  • teach you abdominal stabilising exercises and advise pregnancy pilates
  • pilates
  • retrain correct posture and advise positions of comfort
  • massage and release tight muscles and/or mobilise stif joints
  • educate you on positions that will not aggravate your sacroiliac joints

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Pregnancy Massage
We use specially designed pregnancy belly pillows, which allow you to lie safely and comfortably on your belly and back through to full term.
  • muscle tension
  • pain
  • headaches
  • leg cramps
  • stress and fatigue

Our qualified Physiotherapists bring years of experience to deliver a relaxed, tailored massage experience suited to your specific requirements.

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Dietitian
A healthy balanced diet during pregnancy can have a positive efect on your
health and the health of your baby for correct foetal development.

Pre-pregnancy, there are:

  • nutritional requirements to ensure a healthy baby and prevent complications

During pregnancy, there are:

  • increases of certain nutrients at key times during the prgancy
  • important food safety considerations to be aware of
  • guidelines for appropriate weight gain
  • strategies to manage diet related conditions, e.g. gestational diabetes

Post pregnancy, there are:

  • safe and effective nutrition plans for postpartum weight loss
  • individual requirements for breast feeding

Our dietitian will advise you through an individually tailored, evidence-based, healthy pregnancy in a safe and practical manner.

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pilates
Pregnancy pilates is an individually tailored program, following a comprehensive assessment with a qualified physiotherapist.

It focuses on:

  • strengthening your core and pelvic floor muscles
  • stretching and relaxation
  • general muscle strengthening, including your spinal and hip muscles
  • postural awareness and correction
  • During pregnancy, there are:

And aids in:

  • improving endurance during labour
  • increasing energy levels during pregnancy
  • reducing low back, pelvic and postural pain during and after your pregnancy
  • preventing separation of abdominal muscles

After Birth the effects of pregnancy remain for some time, meaning you are still at a high risk of back and pelvic pain, incontinence and pelvic floor weakness.

Therefor we advise:

  • to immediately begin your pelvic floor and core muscle exercises
  • to return to a gentle exercise class focusing on core and pelvic floor strength as soon as your medical professional advises (normally approx 6 weeks)

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