It is 60 minute class, which aims to help strengthen and maintain the body during pregnancy. The class starts with a warm-up which gently increases circulation and includes mobilization exercises and stretches.
The main section of the class consists of a variety of exercises which aim to improve posture, strengthen the core muscles (abdominals/lower back) and maintain fitness for during pregnancy, labour and for life with baby after. There are breaks in-between for rest and time to have a chat with the other mums2be to share experiences and concerns.
There is then a cool down and stretch followed by pelvic floor exercises.
The class then finish with 15 minutes relaxation and breathing exercises for use during pregnancy and labour. The classes are kept small so each person has individual attention. So everything you do is correct and safe. You’re not lost in a big class.
“I’d always been quite active before I became pregnant so shortly after my 12 week scan, I started to look at options to keep fit. I tried a variety of classes but was really impressed with the mums2be class as it gave me the opportunity to make the work out harder or more gentle depending on how I was feeling, and what stage of pregnancy I was at. I’m now 38 weeks pregnant and still going each Saturday.
Natasha is a great trainer and I’ve felt really confident with all the exercises, because she was able to explain what is safe (or not) every step of the way. The class is also a good balance of body conditioning and breathing / relaxation.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have a good pregnancy but do believe that keeping active and exercising in the right way has really helped me to stay healthy and more mobile. I’m already looking at the postnatal classes and would recommend mums2be to anyone who wants to keep fit throughout pregnancy”
Marianne - Windsor, May 2014*
The class finishes with breathing and relaxation techniques for use during pregnancy and labour.
What time is the class? Saturday 10.15am till 11.15am
Where are the classes? Datchet Baptist Church Hall, 62 London Road, Datchet, SLough, Berkshire, SL3 9JR
When can I start Mums2Be? IF you are not currently exercising I would wait until you have had your 12 weeks scan and have a chat with your doctor or midwife telling them that you planning on starting an antenatal exercise class. If there are no complications with the pregnancy then there should be no reason not to start once the pregnancy is well established.IF you are currently exercsing and have had no complications you can start as soon as you feel ready.
Is there a time when I can't join? You can join the class up until 32 weeks and continue until you feel you want to stop, it is an individual thing depending on how your pregnancy is progressing, I’ve had several mums continue until their due date.
How much does it cost? £56 for 6 weeks & £96 for 12 weeks
What if I can't make a class? Please let me know when you make your booking & I can extend it accordingly. During your booking you can extend it by another 2 weeks providing I have 24hrs notice.
Do I lose a class if I don't attend? Yes but you are welcome to catch up the missed session by attending a similar suitable class within 2wks if missing a class
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