Postnatal Pilates by Caroline Sandry is the final program in her pregnancy series. Having experienced the birth of your baby, your body now needs to heal properly so you can get back to full strength. This program includes safe and effective Pilates exercises that have been designed by Caroline to practice progressively in different stages: immediately after the birth or as soon as you feel able.
Stage 2 begins with a 'rec-check' to ensure the muscles of the abdomen (rectus abdominis) are safely closing together so that you can progress to this next level. If they have yet to close, you must return to Stage 1. This routine continues to focus on the 'drawing back together' of the pelvic floor and abs, strengthening your core muscles and helping you feel more like the old you! This stage should be practiced for at least a further 2 weeks (and can be combined with Stage 1 if you have time) before you begin the main workouts. Both Stage 1 & 2 may seem simple but they are the glue that will hold your new postnatal body together, so continue practicing elements as often as time allows.