You might feel so tired with being pregnant that exercise is the last thing on your mind, but there are lots of benefits to be enjoyed from it. When you take part in activity your body produces lots of lovely endorphins that can help to boost your mood and self-esteem, which in turn makes you feel more positive (and less anxious). Plus, strengthening the core muscles in your body will help you feel more confident about having the kind of birth experience you want. Learn more about the benefits of exercise in water!
Because aquanatal classes take place in the water they’re a great way to exercise when pregnant. Water helps to support tired, aching and heavy bodies, providing comfort and support for your growing bump. Immersing yourself to your waist reduces your ‘weight’ by 50%, and by 75% if you go in up to your chest.
Water also offers resistance, so even gentle exercise becomes particularly effective. It also lets you perform stretches which you couldn’t do on dry land. And our aquanatal classes are low-impact, helping to protect your joints and tired, stretched muscles.