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If carried out correctly, pre natal exercise is a very effective way of facilitating a successful delivery and helping you return to full fitness following childbirth. At, there are specialist women’s health physiotherapists who can work with you to prescribe specific exercises during pregnancy. It is important that the physiotherapy programme is tailored to your needs to ensure that the exercises are both safe and effective.

What are the benefits of pre natal exercise?

There are countless benefits of pre natal exercise that can be achieved with a personalised physiotherapy programme designed by These include:
  • Tighter stomach muscles
  • Less risk of back pain
  • Reduced chance of incontinence problems
  • Increased strength of pelvic floor muscles
  • Maintenance of a healthy body weight
  • Faster return to normal activities of daily living/ sport

What types of pre natal exercises will be involved?

The types of exercise that you will be taught at will depend on what your physiotherapist finds during the initial comprehensive assessment. Different pre natal exercises may include:


A pre natal exercise programme is very effective to maintain fitness and activity levels throughout labour. It will also greatly minimise the potential for any complications after childbirth such as low back pain, pelvic pain and reduced mobility. The specialist women’s health physiotherapists at are experienced in providing tailored physiotherapy programmes to facilitate the active preparation of childbirth. You will experience many changes during childbirth and physiotherapy is an extremely successful way to make the experience as comfortable as possible. Please call on 0330 088 7800 to book an appointment today, or alternatively book online

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