The benefits

Exercise in water while pregnant is good for you – and good for your baby! 

Exercise makes you feel better

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!

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Exercising in water is really effective

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.


Good for your body

  • Supports your bump
  • Reduces stress on your bones, joints and muscles
  • Strengthens your back and hips
  • Relieves your aches, pains and swelling
  • Lets you exercise without overheating

Makes you feel better

  • Improves your sleep
  • Gives you freedom of movement
  • Builds your energy levels
  • Stimulates positive emotions
  • Reduces your feelings of heaviness
  • A splash of time for you

Good for your baby

  • Helps with your baby’s growth and development
  • Promotes bonding between you and your baby
  • Makes space for your baby to move

To find out more about the benefits of prenatal exercise in water, click here to find your local office and get in touch.

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