Postnatal classes

Our postnatal classes

Our postnatal exercise course take place in the water and is ideal whether you’ve had a baby recently, or quite some time ago. As well as helping you to strengthen and rebuild your tummy muscles by working from the inside out, our postnatal classes are a great way to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, boost your energy levels and start to get your body back. We call it ‘wraparound care’ because it’s like a big hug for every bit of you – physical, mental and emotional – and will help you manage everything your busy life throws at you.


WaterBumps’ postnatal exercise course also helps with c-section recovery, and if you’re looking to return to your previous exercise routine, our classes will help to safely prepare your body beforehand – all alongside some rare and precious ‘me-time’!

How our classes work

You can start attending classes once you’ve been signed off medically after giving birth. This could be any time after your 6-week postnatal check for a vaginal delivery, or 10 weeks after a caesarean section, since c-section recovery time is longer. If you’re in any doubt, please contact your local WaterBumps office.

Our postnatal exercise courses run for 16 weeks and are held in pools that are maintained at a comfortable temperature. Each class lasts 40 minutes.

What our classes involve

Each postnatal class is a mix of ‘deconstructed’ swimming skills, yoga stances and relaxation techniques, plus pelvic-floor and breathing techniques, strengthening, cardiovascular workout and blissful relaxation.

Our award-winning WaterBumps postnatal classes run across Bristol (central Bristol, Redhill, Wraxall & Henbury) & Bath; Scotland Central (Larbert, Stirling, Auchterarder & Bridge of Earn); Hampshire (Winchester, Southampton & Fareham); Gloucestershire & North Wiltshire (Swindon); Brighton & Mid Sussex (Hove); and Cornwall (Plymouth). Click here to find your nearest class, then get in touch with us to find out more or book classes. We can’t wait to see you in the pool soon!