10 Ms: Prenatal Pilates
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A number of people have raised some concerns about some of the exercises on this DVD that are done laying on your back. First of all, the amount of time you spend on your back is extremely short. A couple of minutes at the most. I spend more time laying on my back during ultrasounds.Read more ›
#1 - 10 minute Solution Prenatal Pilates with Lizbeth Garcia
This really energized me. It uses weights along with great moves and my heart rate was up and going. I love Lizbeth Garcia. I LOVE that you can pick which order you do the workouts in and you can do one or as many as you like! I'm looking forward to the postnatal workout after my beautiful little one arrives!
#2 - Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga with Elena Brower
This is a great workout! This is my first time doing yoga, though I've done some of the moves in my regular non-pregnancy pilates workouts, and I'm loving it. It has really loosened up my stiffness and made my hips and lower back feel so much better. I thought I was going to die during my 2nd pregnancy because of all my aches and pains.Read more ›
First, this video is NOT endorsed by the ACOG because you DO some parts of some workouts on your back (hey, it's Pilates). However, the time is limited that you are on your back, and for each exercise that you do on your back, you're moving around--up, down, side-to-side. The whole reason for the "don't lie on your back after 20-weeks" rule is that the growing uterus can exert pressure on the inferior vena cava (a major vein which returns blood from your lower body to your heart)--which can result in dizziness, low blood pressure, and a possible reduction in blood flow to the uterus and, therefore, baby. So, in my non-professional opinion (although, this is my second pregnancy, so I'm not a complete newbie), as long as you're not on your back for too long, and especially if you're moving around stretching and exercising, it's not a big deal.
If you're still concerned, I'll break it down by section.
Two sections--Standing Pilates and Total Body Pilates have no portion where you are on your back.
Core Pilates obviously has you on your back, but it's on an incline, so that eliminates/reduces the pressure on the inferior vena cava.
Pilates for Buns and Thighs has you lay flat, mostly to lift your pelvis for bridges and the like. Again, movement is going to reduce the pressure, and it's only for about 3 minutes of the segment.
Pilates for Flexibility has me on my back for about 2 minutes total, and for most of that time I'm rolling from side-to-side stretching.
I hope that answers people's concerns about this video.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun Pilates DVD that I used while pregnant...would highly recommend it! You can still tone your body to keep yourself in shape. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Hailey Pham
I like the 10 minute segments since it makes it easy to do on days when I don't have much extra time. Read morePublished 8 days ago by tigersroar
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Great prenatal workout. That it's split up into parts means you can always find 10 minutes to take care of your body and your baby.Published 13 days ago by Kemberlee Kaye
I didn't exercise much during my first pregnancy and this has made such a difference during my second!Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love these workouts! Each on is only 10 minutes long, so you can choose to do as many or as few as you want. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Daphne B
I really love that this video is cut up into different sections. I fast forward to the back stretching ones as my back is always killing me and this video always helps. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amy Kay
Really liked the pace and activity in these videos. They kept me moving during my pregnancy.Published 1 month ago by Alicia Floyd