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Prenatal and Postpartum Upper Body Pilates Workout

May 15th, 2020 • Metrotown Physio Team • in Uncategorized • • Add a comment »

Every new or expecting mom can relate to having all sorts of new aches and pains through her upper body.

With an ever changing body, new baby, carseats, cribs, strollers not to mention breastfeeding, it’s no wonder that your upper back and neck will often get sore.

Here you’ll get a 12 minute gentle workout that focuses on opening up the chest, and building strength through your arms and shoulders to prepare yo for the lifting you’ll be doing.

Equipment: (OPTIONAL)

– 2lbs weights (mason jar of water, can of beans etc)

– Chair

These exercise are all safe to do well into your third trimester of pregnancy and then after delivery. Listen to your body. If an exercise doesn’t feel right, skip it for now. If another exercise feels amazing go back and do it again. Remember that you know your body best!

Written by:

Diane Rizzardo, Physiotherapist

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