we start from the very beginning…
As soon as your excitement about the news that you are going to be a mum replaced by the resolution to have a healthy baby at the end of the enjoyable pregnancy it is time to think of how to prepare yourself for the challenge of labour and delivery.
This is the time when you start looking for the ways to keep fit and ease discomforts which could possibly accompany your condition
The more active and fit you are during pregnancy, the easier it is to you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. It will also help you to cope with labour and get back into your shape after birth.
It is a good idea to keep up your normal daily physical activity or exercise such as running, yoga, dancing, or even walking to the shops and back for as long as you feel comfortable. Exercise is not dangerous for your baby , and there is some evidence that active women are less likely to experience problems in later pregnancy and labour.
Women who exercise during pregnancy are less likely to have gestational diabetes, according to a new study, it also helps to reduce the weight gain during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is one of the most frequent complications of pregnancy. It is associated with an increased risk of serious disorders such as pre-eclampsia, hypertension, preterm birth, and with induced or caesarean birth. It can have long term effects on the mother and the children of mothers with gestational diabetes are more likely to become overweight or obese and have a higher risk of developing diabetes themselves.
According to American Pregnancy Association, swimming is the best and perhaps the most recommended approach for the maintenance of health and wellness in pregnant women. Swimming sessions during pregnancy allow you to have moderate intensity cardiovascular workout without applying added stress or pressure on joints and ligaments. It is safe to swim during all three trimesters of pregnancy. However, it is important to discuss this with your healthcare provider before you start. Swimming when pregnant is safe and can help stay in shape, relaxed and feeling good as your bump grows and prepare for labour and delivery Being in the water offers a relatively weightless environment. Water can support up to 90% of your body’s weight, which means swimming lesson when pregnant can offer relief for you spine and joints for half an hour!
Many women find that swimming helps to ease itching, swelling in their legs and feet, relieve back pain because it is a great way to get the circulation going. Swimming is also great for stress busting.
Some evidence suggests that swimming can encourage your baby to get into the best position for labour.
Moderate exercise during pregnancy enhances a newborn’s brain development, according to a small study presented at Neuroscience 2013, in San Diego
We teach children to be confident in the water through playing and having fun as well as teaching parents how to safely and easily help their children to feel at ease above and below the water, enjoy spending time with their little ones in the pool and get all the benefits of the baby swimming
- Swimming lessons for Babies (0-12 months)
- Swimming lessons for toddlers (1-2 yo)
- Swimming lessons for older toddlers (2-4 yo)
- Prenatal swimming class
- Individual lessons for all ages
- Mummy and Me class
Mummy and Me
The class based on aerobics program consisted of series of moderately paced, low impact and fat-burning exercises for the parents integrated with elements of the Aquabubbles swimming program for babies.
Each course runs for 6 weeks with 30 minute classes once a week
We also run the Prenatal Swimming Class
Exercise in the water during pregnancy is the best way to keep fit, relaxed and get ready for the labour
If you swim, you burn calories, feel less fatigued, sleep better, and are better equipped to handle pregnancy’s physical and emotional challenges. Swimming also helps you to keep your weight within a healthy range, and some women say swimming also makes them feel less bloated.
It is never too early to start learning to swim!
The earlier you start the easier they learn how to swim and be safe in the water
If you would like to book a class
Please call: 07584 039504