How to Avoid Abdominal Separation During Pregnancy
I am now twenty weeks into my pregnancy and making big changes to my workouts. I have been looking for fresh ideas on YouTube etc. I might have to change my search terms because a lot of what I have found is contraindicated for pregnancy and can contribute to abdominal separation! Not good. This level of misinformation out there is what has motivated me to produce my own video for my YouTube Channel, which you can watch down below.
Luckily I came across abdominal separation very early in my teaching career as it was covered in my pre and postnatal qualification that I decided to do straight after my Pilates qualification in 2010. (It wasn't covered in my fitness or personal training qualifications in 2009 or my original Pilates training, despite the likelihood that we would be training new mums wanting to get into shape after pregnancy.) It has been something I have been studying ever since (This was my chosen topic for my research paper for my BASI Pilates certification.) as I do have women arriving in for class with the condition and I want to be able to give them the best possible advice.
I am Emma McAtasney, founder of a boutique Pilates studio in Dundalk, Ireland. BASI trained Pilates instructor, BarreConcept instructor and prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist.
I developed my Belly Only Pregnancy Programme in order to provide a growing library of safe workouts for expecting mums to have access to throughout pregnancy.
I love working with women from all over the world – like yourself – to give you clear, applicable information, support you in truly creating core strength, fall in love with your strong and healthy body and focus on living your best life!
Together, let’s create a lifestyle that gives us health and happiness for a lifetime!