Dr. Helena Taylor Clinic

Prenatal Yoga and Pilates in Dubai

Through prenatal yoga, pilates, and abdominal rehabilitation, our goal is to deliver comprehensive care for expectant and new mothers, with a focus on enhancing core strength and overall fitness. Led by Dubai's top experts in women's health, we offer both group and private classes to support mothers' overall wellness throughout their pre and postnatal journey.

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Prenatal Care for Pregnant Mothers

What is the difference between prenatal yoga and prenatal pilates?

While both prenatal yoga and prenatal pilates are beneficial for expectant mothers, there are some differences in their focus and approach:



Prenatal yoga emphasises gentle stretching, breathing techniques, and relaxation to promote physical and mental well-being during pregnancy. Yoga poses are often focused on improving flexibility, strength, and balance while also relieving common pregnancy discomforts such as back pain and swelling. Prenatal yoga classes typically incorporate mindfulness and meditation practices to help prepare expectant mothers for labor and childbirth.


Prenatal pilates focuses on strengthening the core muscles, pelvic floor, and postural alignment to support the changing body during pregnancy. Pilates exercises are low-impact and designed to improve stability, mobility, and body awareness. Prenatal pilates classes may also include modifications and props to accommodate the specific needs and limitations of pregnant women. The emphasis on core strength in pilates can help alleviate back pain, improve posture, and prepare the body for labor and delivery.

While both prenatal yoga and prenatal pilates offer benefits for pregnant women, yoga tends to focus more on flexibility, relaxation, and mindfulness, while pilates emphasises core strength, stability, and postural alignment. Pregnant women may choose one or both practices based on their individual preferences, fitness levels, and specific needs during pregnancy.

How can postnatal yoga and postnatal pilates help during and after pregnancy?

Customised physical exercises such as yoga and pilates are highly recommended throughout the 9 months of pregnancy and the 18-month postpartum window. These exercises help prevent pelvic and abdominal complications.

Our approach goes beyond traditional fitness. We believe in creating a nurturing environment where women can reconnect with themselves while building connections with other fellow patients.

We create a joyful and healthy atmosphere where exercise does not seem to be monotonous. Through shared experiences and learning, we address changes and injuries that may arise, ensuring every woman receives personalised care.

When is the best time to start prenatal yoga and prenatal pilates during pregnancy?

The best time to start prenatal yoga and pilates exercises during pregnancy is typically during the second trimester, when the risk of miscarriage has decreased, and the body has adjusted to the changes of pregnancy. However, it’s important to consult with your gynaecologist before beginning any exercise program during pregnancy, as individual circumstances may vary.

Prenatal Yoga and Pilates in Dubai

What are the benefits of prenatal yoga and pilates?

Prenatal yoga and pilates are two types of low-impact exercise suitable for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. With its precise movements customised to individual needs, it’s ideal for enhancing overall health, managing chronic pain, and addressing specific conditions like injuries or pregnancy-related discomfort.

Those who benefit from prenatal pilates include:

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Safe and Effective Exercises for Pregnant Women

Abdominal Rehabilitation Program

Our instructors are trained and passionate experts in yoga, pilates and core training. Their programs are tailored and highly recommended for expecting women at all stages of pregnancy, supporting recovery and promoting overall well-being.

What does the program include?

- 5 sessions
- Focus on glute strength, restorative pelvic movements, and chest opening.
- Thicken linea alba by a minimum of 2mm in 100% of women who had ultrasounds performed.
- Reduce diastasis recti of up to 3.2cm in 2 weeks.

Pilates Classes for Pregnant Mothers

With low-intensity exercises adaptable to every stage of pregnancy, pilates supports women in maintaining strength and wellness throughout this transformative period.

Pilates can aid in both pre- and postnatal care by:

Prenatal pilates aids in preventing lower back and pelvic issues, reducing diastasis recti, and averting "mum's wrist" and ankle sprains. It optimises childbirth through pelvic movements, breathing, and visualisation.

Postnatal pilates prevents diastasis recti and injuries, and continues optimising childbirth recovery with similar techniques.

Private and Group Yoga classes

We provide a supportive and caring environment with reliable, confidential, and comprehensive healthcare solutions for clinical genetics & family planning.

Yoga can aid in both pre- and postnatal care by:

Prenatal yoga enhances strength, reduces pain, and improves breathing, sleep, and posture while preparing for childbirth physically and emotionally.

Postnatal yoga aids in postpartum recovery, focusing on stretching, perineum and abdominal muscle rehabilitation, posture correction, emotional support, and bonding with fellow mothers, fostering a supportive community.


Yes, prenatal yoga is specifically tailored to the needs of pregnant women and differs from regular yoga in several ways, such as modified poses for pregnancy, breathing techniques for labor and preparation for labor and birth through poses and exercises that help to strengthen pelvic floor muscles.

The frequency of prenatal yoga practice varies depending on individual preferences, physical condition, and schedule. Generally, it is recommended to practice prenatal yoga 2-3 times per week to experience its benefits fully. This frequency allows for regular movement, stretching, and relaxation while also providing adequate rest and recovery time.

It's best to wear comfortable, breathable clothing that allows for ease of movement. Opt for fitted yet stretchy tops and bottoms that won't restrict your movements. Consider wearing moisture-wicking fabrics to help keep you dry and comfortable throughout the class. Avoid overly baggy clothing that may get in the way during poses or exercises. Additionally, remember to remove any jewelry or accessories that could cause discomfort or get in the way during your practice.

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