How Pilates Strengthened My Core For Pregnancy

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Hi friends,

When I was 8 years old, I was diagnosed with scoliosis.  My mom has a significant curvature in her spine and my dad has a minor one, so it was no surprise that the genetics didn’t fall far from the tree.  In 8th, 9thand 10thgrade, I had to wear the dreaded plastic backbrace.  I resorted to  buying clothes that were far too big in an attempt to hide it.  I also feared that I would be made fun of for it. 

CORE STRENGTH

Why am I sharing these intimate details of my youth? Just to tell you that I spent my whole life avoiding any exercise that could potentially “hurt” my back.  As a result, I ended up with an extremely weak core.  I didn’t understand until much later in life that I actually needed to strengthen the muscles in my core [my back, stomach, pelvic floor, glutes, etc.] to reduce potential back pain.

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