The Benefits of

AQUANATAL CLASSES

There are many benefits of aquanatal classes as the water offers a wonderfully therapeutic and supportive environment.  The water provides a welcoming buoyancy and weightlessness enabling the freedom to stretch, breathe and exercise in comfort for you and your baby.

The Health Benefits of Aquanatal Classes

  • Improved fitness
  • Improved posture and balance
  • Less aches and pains
  • Better circulation
  • Improved mental health

The Lifestyle Benefits of Aquanatal Classes

  • Promotes relaxation and can improve sleep
  • Stress relief
  • Pregnancy exercise encourages a healthy lifestyle
  • Improved stamina
  • Improved self-esteem

The Social Benefits of Aquanatal Classes

  • Meet other expectant parents
  • Contact with a Midwife in an informal setting

The Pregnancy Benefits of Aquanatal Classes

  • Support of water means less stress on joints as baby is lifted off the pelvis
  • Can reduce blood pressure
  • Can help prevent gestational diabetes

A package is available for a block of 4 classes.

FAQs

YES! Exercising is not dangerous for you or your baby. See page on the benefits of aquanatal

Aquanatal is a pool-based exercise class specifically tailored for pregnant and newly postnatal mums. 

Providing you are medically fit, you are welcome to book at any gestation in your pregnancy. We know the benefits of being active during pregnancy in all three trimesters, so you can attend from being newly pregnant right up until 40+ weeks.

Aquanatal provides the perfect gentle re-introduction to exercise following birth, up to the first year. I welcome you from 6 weeks postnatal following a vaginal birth and from 8 weeks postnatal following a cesarean birth (provided you have stopped post-birth vaginal bleeding). I request that you have attended your 6-8 week well-being checkup with your GP to ensure that you are fit to return to exercise.

The session is made up of 4 sections; warm-up, aerobic, muscular strength & toning and a gentle cool down.

No, you do not need to be able to swim or be a confident swimmer to join our classes.

I recommend a swimming costume.  Some ladies like to wear a sports bra underneath their costumes for some extra support.

I recommend that you bring a drink so that you can stay hydrated during your exercise.

There are some conditions that preclude participation in our classes, please speak to me directly for further information. You are required to complete a health questionnaire before participating in classes to ensure that it is safe for you to take part.

Amendments to bookings and refunds are at the discretion of Aqua-Bumps.  I request at least 24 hours' notice prior to the commencement of the class to be eligible for any changes. 

Yes! The perfect gift for any mum-to-be or new mum.  Just get in touch with Kerry to request the amount you'd like to gift here:

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WHAT MUMS SAY

KIND WORDS CLASS ATTENDEES

"These classes have really helped me in the last trimester of my pregnancy (I wish I had known about them sooner!) so lovely to get moving but have the weightlessness to your bump that the water provides.  It was a great way to get to know other soon-to-be mums and help me bond with my bump.  Super excited to get stuck back in now post partum.

"Love Kerry's sessions.  I did them throughout the second and third trimesters and I can say for a fact that it definitely helped me with my stress incontinence and to tone my pelvic floor.  I've made my closet group of mum friends from these sessions and am so grateful!"

"I absolutely loved Aqua Bumps during my pregnancy.  As someone who was really active before getting pregnant, I wanted to make sure I remained active throughout and Aqua natal was a great way to do it.  I particularly loved the relaxation session at the end.  Kerry was a constant support throughout my pregnancy - as it wasn't the easiest - and she was always there for support.  I really look forward to coming back to the post-natal session once I recover from birth."