Prenatal Pilates expert Hollie Grant says pregnancy is the perfect time to prepare for the physical demands of labour and motherhood.
She explained: “In the past, there has been an air of uncertainty around exercising whilst pregnant and this needs changing.
“We know that active pregnancies can have really positive effects on our physical and mental health, and what better life event to train for than the marathon of becoming a mother.
“If we think about car seats, buggies and changing bags, they are all really heavy and awkward.
“We want to train for the repetitive movement’s motherhood brings, and ensure we are safe whilst doing them.
“This is where maintaining strength, fitness, and good posture during pregnancy plays a really important role in your postnatal life.”