Rehabilitate your core and pelvic floor with this Postnatal Pilates series. (7 videos)
Start as early as 2 weeks postpartum by watching and practicing the Prerequisite videos: The Core Breath and How to Check for Diastasis Recti. We recommend you check your Diastasis Recti only once per week to monitor progress. The Core Breath can be practiced daily as early as 2 weeks (even if you had a c-section) as long as it does not cause pain.
At 6 weeks postpartum and after you have been given the OK by your doctor or pelvic floor physiotherapist to begin exercising again, you can begin level 1, and then slowly work your way up to level 2 and level 3.
This is an excellent series to safely ease your body back into regular exercise.
Make sure to also check out The Pelvic Floor Educational Workshop Series by pelvic floor physiotherapist, Leah Stajcer which goes over pelvic floor education and exercises for postnatal women.
Once you complete this series and you are given the OK to move onto regular Pilates classes, here are other series we recommend:
Day Prerequisite: The Core BreathLearn how to engage your pelvic floor (kegels) using the core breath.
Day Prerequisite: How to Check for Diastasis RectiDiastasis Recti is a condition of the abdominal muscles that can occur after pregnancy.
Day Level 1: Postnatal Pilates Level 1Re-introduce core and pelvic floor training post-pregnancy with this gentle Pilates class.
Day Level 2: Postnatal Pilates Level 2Build on the foundation from level 1 as we increase the intensity of the pelvic floor and core exercises in level 2.
Day Level 3: Postnatal Pilates Level 3Build on the foundation from levels 1 + 2 as we increase the intensity of the pelvic floor and core exercises in level 3.
Day Levels 1-3: Postnatal Pilates ClassThis gentle Pilates class is designed for those who are newly postpartum or at any stage in their postpartum recovery.
Day Level 4: Mom + Baby PilatesWork your whole body with our favourite prop in this fun mom + baby class.