Pilates class for beginners good for closing stomach muscles after birth?

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mummag
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Pilates class for beginners good for closing stomach muscles after birth?

Postby mummag » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:43 pm

Hi I am in desperate need for a pilates class that will help me knit my stomach muscles back together after birth. I also have a hernia and hoping doing pilates this help with this? My baby is 17 Months so I can get going straight away.

Thanks :) and Happy New Year!
 
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Re: Pilates class for beginners good for closing stomach muscles after birth?

Postby petal » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:14 pm

Did you have it checked out my your GP?
Pilates is amazing for core muscles, but if you have an actual separation of your abdominal muscles it's probably best to have it checked by your GP. Maybe you need physio first.
You might have done all this of course, just in case...
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Postby mummag » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:20 pm

Yes thanks.. had it checked by a friend that’s a Phsio and she suggested inner core pilates.. but maybe should go to docs too.
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Postby this_is_cat » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:23 am

Jane Wake’s classes are amazing, as is she

Wholeheartedly recommended her
https://www.janewake.com/timetable
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Postby northernchirps » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:41 am

A second shout out for Jane Wake - amazing!
 
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Re: Pilates class for beginners good for closing stomach muscles after birth?

Postby Sue Lewis » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:05 am

You certainly need to be very careful with abdominal exercises post baby with a hernia & probably DRAM - separation of the abdominal muscles. This needs to be checked by a Women’s Health Physiotherapist who specialises in Post natal exercises . Doing the wrong exercises ( twisting exercises should be avoided if the separation betweeen your abdominals is more than 2 fingers wide at your umbilicus ) can make the gap worse & potentially permanent.
Our new post natal courses start on Tuesday January 16 th in SW20 at 9.30 or 10.45 - free parking / free crèche . Check the web site Sue Lewis Women’s Health or email suelewisantenatal@hotmail.com for further information or to book .
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Postby cuqui03 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:26 am

Jane is AMAZING. She will speak to you, asses you and guide you in her classes. She also offers a class trial so you can give it a go for free to try it out. She is also super nice! Check her site and give it a go!

I gave birth in September and started 8 weeks later with her and keep going since!
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Postby VickiScott » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:34 am

Sue Lewis’ classes are great! She is a Womens Health Specialist physio -really knows her stuff and can help you with any complications. I’m a midwife and before my first class with Sue I didn’t even know about abdominal muscle separation :shock: The classes are perfect for new mums- a combination of cardio and Pilates based - and the crèche is the next room is a huge bonus. Sue certainly helped me knit back together after my two arrived- but I’m thinking I need to go back to one of her more - ahem- advanced classes now!
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Postby Tend » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:42 am

Regan at Balance Physio down at Clapham North is brilliant she has classed tuesdays and fridays. She is also a qualified physio so knows what she is doing.
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Postby ianwyatt » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:46 pm

I would thoroughly recommend Pilates Junction

http://www.pilatesjunction.co.uk/

Very experienced in a supportive environment.

Ian
 
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Postby NYCLON » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:52 pm

I highly recommend Adriana (07711 845998). She covers pre & post natal as well as “general” Pilates; she does group & 121 classes.
Adriana was extremely helpful when I had sciatica - asked many questions to understand my symptoms, adjusted moves to accommodate and knew when to push when I needed it.