Pregnancy & Postnatal services
Tune into your body and the changes occuring
Having a baby is one of the most transformative experiences in a woman’s life. Your body, mind, and spirit go through seismic shifts. Our specialised women’s health services are here to support you through this exciting, and let’s be real, slightly overwhelming time.
We’re on a mission to normalise the changes occurring in your body at every stage of your pregnancy and postnatal journey. Our modern, evidence-based practices will help you move and nourish your body safely through each trimester and beyond.
Your wellness journey
Your experience with the Wellness Boutique will be unique—like pregnancy and childbirth, no two journeys are the same. Here are the services we offer and some suggested timings.
Why choose reformer pilates with The Wellness Boutique?
We offer a safe environment with qualified specialists that put mums and bubs’ wellbeing first. Classes are led and supervised by a women’s physiotherapist who has completed graduate studies in women’s health and pelvic floor training to ensure you are practising safely and gently.
Before your first reformer pilates class
Before attending a pilates class for the first time, you will need to book a private women’s health consultation to align with the stage you’re in—pregnancy or postnatal. This helps us explore any symptoms you may be experiencing and assess your general health. Once we have a deep understanding of your unique needs and goals, we will tailor a wellness plan to suit.
Start with a pregnancy assessment with one of our women’s health specialists. We talk about your general health, your pregnancy so far, and discuss any pre-existing injuries or conditions.
We look at how you move and assess strength, weaknesses, alignment, balance, posture. We may do an external ultrasound or an internal pelvic floor exam. Our goal is to find your baseline so that we can manage any changes through pregnancy and beyond.
When to book: You can book an assessment anytime throughout your pregnancy, Note that we do not do internal pelvic floor assessments during the first trimester.
Pregnancy reformer pilates
Nourish your body and connect with other pregnant women as you go through your pregnancy. Our pregnancy reformer pilates classes are a safe and effective way to build strength and stay fit during pregnancy. We offer two class types, one is a group reformer style class, the other a circuit style class.
When to start: Often, you can safely begin to exercise in your first trimester and continue right through to when the baby arrives. If you already have a regular Pilates practice in place, you can make the switch to pregnancy pilates when you notice your body changing.
Your body has just created human life—it’s a huge accomplishment and a profoundly transformative experience. We recommend all new mamas have a postnatal check-up to assess changes in the body and gain tailored recommendations to help you recover safely.
This appointment will often include a pelvic floor assessment, learn more here. After your initial assessment, we will create a plan to suit your needs and goals, which may consist of 1:1 physiotherapy sessions, 1:1 exercise sessions, or approval to join mums & bubs reformer Pilates classes.
When to book: Soak up the newborn bubble and come and see us anytime after 6+ weeks postpartum. If you do have a specific challenge you want to discuss, please call as you may be able to book an early appointment.
Mums & bubs reformer pilates
Return to exercise safely with your bubs by your side. These classes are supervised by a women’s health specialist and offer a strictly no judgement zone. It’s a place for you to ease back into exercise, connect with your body, and build strength again with other mums in the same boat as you.
When to book: You will need to complete a postnatal assessment before joining these classes, but often once you have your doctor’s clearance at six weeks, and are feeling ready, you are welcome to join.
Motherhood takes a toll on your body. Getting stuck under a sleeping newborn can leave you in some less-than-ideal postures, plus breastfeeding and holding a baby all day can cause shoulder and neck pain.
Postnatal massage is a fantastic way to alleviate aches, pains, and give back to yourself as a new mother. It can also lift your mood and support recovery. Our trained myotherapist offers a beautiful experience to unwind, nourish and realign.
When to book: Women who have had a vaginal birth without complication can book as soon as they feel ready. However, if you had a c-section, it is best to wait a few weeks until the wound has healed.
First class free
Enjoy a free pregnancy Pilates or mums & bubs class with your first pregnancy or postnatal assessment.
Pregnancy assessment (45min): $120
Postnatal assessment (60min): $150
Pregnancy pilates: $40
Mums & bubs pilates: $40
4 pack: $140
8 pack: $240
1 class per week: $35 weekly
2 classes per week: $60 weekly
3 classes per week: $75 weekly
Pregnancy & Postnatal FAQ
If you are suffering aches, pains during pregnancy, leaky bladder or bowel, it does happen occasionally, but if it’s often happening, it’s worth checking out. The best time to do this check is in the second trimester 16-20 weeks.
By booking your initial assessment at this time, you have more time to strengthen and prepare your pelvic floor in the lead up to giving birth and learn how to release it in labour. Book a pregnancy consultation.
If you are a new mamma looking to return to exercise, we recommend you wait until you have your 6-week clearance from a doctor before booking an appointment with us.
However, if you are experiencing other women’s health issues such as significant abdominal separation or pain, then we can see you earlier to get the ball rolling on your rehab. If you are unsure, please call us to chat about your concerns. Book a
Your body has been through a lot, so it’s best to wait at least until you have your 6-week clearance from a doctor before starting any exercise classes.
Yes, newborns are welcome to join. During class, feel free to stop and breastfeed or comfort bubs. We know their schedules don’t always align with ours! It’s a no judgement zone.
Yes, your baby is welcome to come too. The first half of the consultation is a chat so you can hold and comfort bubs if you need. The second half is often a physical assessment. You will need to lie down, so it’s a little tricky to hold bubs for this part. Feel free to bring in toys, a bouncer, pram or car capsule for them.
It’s not scary at all, and you will leave feeling empowered and ready to take on the world. Learn more about what happens in our consults on our pelvic floor therapy page here.
My core has never been this lean and strong before. My body is more balanced, and I feel better post-pregnancy than I have ever felt.
Have another question?
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call, and we can help you decide what’s best for you.