3. Pilates exercises performed on your hands or knees. These exercises help relieve strain in the back or pelvis, which many women experience during pregnancy.
2. Extreme stretches. Even if you’re feeling good at the time, stay clear of the Pilates movements that really push you to the limit of your range of motion. Pregnant women run a much higher risk for strains and sprains, thanks to relaxin, a hormone that kicks in to help with labor but also makes muscles less elastic.
3. Balance exercises. Your center of gravity changes as your baby grows, making it difficult to perform Pilates movements that require you to stand on one leg or shift your weight rapidly.