Postnatal FAQs

Your questions about our postnatal classes answered

If you’re interested in coming along to our postnatal classes after the birth of your baby, you might have some questions. If you have a question that isn’t answered in our postnatal FAQs below, please click here to find your local office and get in touch!

Do I need to be a good swimmer?

You don’t need to be able to swim to attend our classes. We use water for support, but we don’t ask you to submerge yourself or to do anything which doesn’t make you feel comfortable. We’ll always adapt our exercises for you according to your confidence, comfort and wellbeing..

What qualifications do your teachers have?

All of our teaching qualifications are accredited by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), so you’re in the safest hands.

Is it safe?

We’ve designed our classes to be as gentle (but also as effective) as possible, and we’ve consulted with leading specialists to ensure there’s no better class. It’s important to use a well-designed programme which takes into account the particular needs of a body that’s just been through childbirth.

How will I know if I am overdoing it?

We’ll never push you to do anything you’re not comfortable with, but only you know how your body feels. So watch for feeling exceptionally tired and run-down, or taking longer than you would expect to recover after this amount of exercise.

Can I expect to get fit and lose weight?

We’re all about strengthening through gentle exercise, not weight-loss through fitness. In the months soon after birth, your body probably isn’t ready for rapid weight-loss — especially if you’re breast-feeding.

What’s WaterBumps’ connection to Water Babies?

We’re part of the same family as Water Babies, the UK’s leading baby swim school, so we know a thing or two about what being in the water can do for you.