Prenatal Aerobic Dancing Classes, Such As BumpBarre, Improve Labor And Overall Birthing Experience
A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reveals that women who continue aerobic dancing exercise programs, such as barre fitness classes, during pregnancy experience labors about 30 percent shorter than women who stop exercising during their pregnancies. In addition, pregnant women who participate in these types of regular exercise programs also require less labor stimulation and fewer epidurals, episiotomies, and cesarean deliveries.
However, it is important to choose a safe program. Epiphany Pilates offers a comprehensive Prenatal and Postnatal Program that includes exercises designed for women during and after pregnancy. For example, our Bump BarreTM classes provide a high-energy, low-impact workout that includes exercises that have been modified for pregnant women, allowing them to get a great aerobic workout while stretching and toning the body safely during each trimester. Our Prenatal Pilates classes incorporate a range of exercises to alleviate discomforts and misalignments that occur during pregnancy while preparing the body for labor and delivery. Exercises are adapted for each trimester to strengthen the pelvic floor and deep postural muscles, which play key roles in improving labor and delivery outcomes.
For additional information on the Epiphany Pilates Prenatal and Postnatal Program, visit www.epiphanypilates.com/prenatal-postnatal.