Frequently asked questions about prenatal Pilates with Karen

Pregnancy Pilates Instructor

If you’re new to Pilates with me, new to the area or new to pregnancy, you may have a lot of questions. It’s completely understandable. So I’ve taken all the frequently asked questions and popped them below. Got more? Do get in touch and I’ll a) answer them and b)…

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Extreme tiredness during pregnancy. Is it normal?

Why the extreme tiredness during pregnancy Karen? Is it normal? It’s one of the questions I get asked a lot in my prenatal Pilates classes in Epping and online. Tiredness during Pregnancy Pregnancy fatigue is tiredness to beat all tiredness. If you’re in it, you are possible dropping off round…

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Help! I’m getting pregnancy leg cramps. What can I do?

Why do I keep getting pregnancy leg cramps? Cramps Leg cramps. Hip cramps. Foot cramps. Toe cramps. Jiggly or restless legs. You name it. I’ve heard about it! “Karen, I’m getting really bad pregnancy leg cramps. Especially at night. What can I do about it?” The short answer is: Stretch…

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5 ways to help pelvic pain during pregnancy

Lots of my pregnancy Pilates participants in Epping find me because they’re struggling with some sort of pelvic pain during pregnancy. It’s really common and there’s so much you can do to help with it (although there’s also an element of ‘luck of the draw’).   I’ve helped lots of…

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Can I run when I’m pregnant?

Many of my ante natal pilates and fitness class participants in Epping ask me if it’s safe to run during pregnancy. Running During Pregnancy If you are a non-runner, the chances are that a) you’re skipping this chapter, or b) you are reading it thinking, ‘as if’! If you are…

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Your beginner guide to hypno-birthing

Many of my ante natal Pilates participants in Epping ask me about hypno-birthing. What exactly is it? Does it work? Is it for me? What if I’m having a planned C-section or I end up with an emergency intervention? How do you find the right person or course? Is it worth…

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Pelvic floor or ‘lady bits’ worries? Why it’s time to see a women’s health physiotherapist

Pilates, Epping, Pregnancy, Ante Natal women’s health physiotherapist Pelvic floor or ‘lady bits’ worries? Why it’s time to see a women’s health physiotherapist. From pelvic pain during pregnancy, to urinary incontinence we often refer our Pilates participants and private clients to see a women’s health physiotherapist (WHP). Unfortunately, women’s healthy…

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Lightning Crotch during Pregnancy and other Weird Pregnancy Symptoms

Pilates, Epping, Pregnancy, Ante Natal After 15 years of teaching ante natal Pilates, I’ve heard about some weird pregnancy symptoms. During my Pilates classes I encourage my mums-in-waiting to ask questions. It’s an ideal opportunity to put to bed any worries or perhaps recommend a referral. It amazes me that…

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Should I do Pilates or yoga during pregnancy?

Should I do Pilates or yoga during pregnancy? I’ve been teaching ante natal Pilates and exercise for nearly 15 years and have had two pregnancies, births and babies of my own. As a pregnancy Pilates instructor, whilst I think Pilates is fantastic, it might not be for everyone. I chose…

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