London City Pilates is formed by a team of expert, extensively qualified instructors who work alongside Physiotherapists in a unique, collaborative setting offering corrective exercise, mat, reformer and equipment Pilates. With a maximum of six people per class, our mat classes are both dynamic and enjoyable. The Physiotherapy approved repertoire means each class, whether it’s Beginner, Intermediate/Advanced or Circuit, will allow to you to practice Pilates with the confidence you will safely achieve your rehab or exercise goals.
Signs of Labor
Am I in Labor? Any pain you feel during pregnancy keep you thinking if you are in actual labor or it’s just any other normal pain. Pregnancy is a period when you face a lot of different pains and discomforts. Not every pain is the labor pain. Here are some signs and symptoms that you experience during labor and delivery and that will help you understand the difference: What are the Signs of Labor? Signs of labor vary in each woman. Some women may not experience any signs of labor. Some of the common signs include: Contractions – Stronger and frequent contractions can be a sign of labor. Labor contractions can pain your back and abdomen. Some women may experience false labor contractions or Braxton Hicks contractions in earlier stages. Lightening – Lightening occurs if your baby descends into your pelvis. You may feel to urinate more often. Lightening occur a few weeks before birth. Water Breaks – When your membranes break, the amniotic fluid surrounding the baby may come out in a trickle or a gush. This is known as water break. Water break can be accompanied by labor pain or the pain might come a little later. Mucus […]
Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy
Pelvic pain is a common condition faced by many women during their pregnancy. You can experience it during any stage of pregnancy. Your body produces a substance called relaxin when you are pregnant which softens the ligaments connecting your joints. This pain experienced in the back and front of your pelvis is also termed as Pelvic Girdle Pain. Pelvic Girdle Pain is not harmful for babies. Causes of Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy The causes of pelvic pain may vary according to the stages of pregnancy. Some of the common causes can be: PGP is usually caused when the joints in the pelvis move unevenly. Cysts in the Ovary Overweight Hormonal change History of Lower Back Pain Constipation Weight of the baby Symptoms of Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy Different women experience different symptoms of pelvic pain. Some common symptoms are: Back Ache Worsening pain in legs, thighs or knees while walking, standing or during any day to day activities Pain in Pubic Area (Pressure or Stress) Clicking or Grinding in the Pelvic Area Difficulty in Turning Sides while Sleeping. Difficulty in Getting Up Suddenly. Share with your midwife, doctor or physiotherapist and get proper advice to control the pain. The discomfort […]
Smoking and Pregnancy
Smoking is injurious to health. It does the major damage when a pregnant women continue to smoke. Smoking can lead to a lot of problems in your baby. The worst thing is that it can lead to sudden infant death syndrome. It is always advisable to quit smoking while pregnant. What are the effects of smoking during pregnancy? Smoking during pregnancy will affect the baby adversely. It will cause many problems like premature birth and birth defects. It may lead to miscarriage. It will affect the development of the fetus. It may increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, the infant death. It will affect the weight of the baby. How can I quit smoking while pregnant? Quitting smoking during pregnancy is a good decision for baby and mom. But it is very difficult for an addicted woman to stop smoking. Some of the methods to quit smoking include, Tell your doctor or midwife that you smoke. A counseling – A doctor should convince the woman who is planning a baby or the pregnant woman on the harmful effects of smoking. He should also clearly state the benefits of quitting smoking. Try to stop quitting gradually. Reduce your number […]