A question I get a lot is “is it safe to do Pilates while I’m pregnant?” and my answer is “Absolutely!”.
It is recommended that you should not start any new physical activities during your first trimester, so if you did something before you were pregnant you can keep doing it. However, with that being said, I have had numerous patients start Pilates after they’ve found out they are pregnant.
I personally recommend that if you have not done Pilates in the past, it is definitely good to start with 1:1 sessions with an instructor who is experienced in anti-natal Pilates. This way the exercises are supportive and targeted to the mummy-to-be’s individual needs. With my pregnant patients there are a few things I like to concentrate on: