The advice for exercising in pregnancy has changed over the years, before expectant mums were advised to avoid physical activity; exercise is now encouraged at all stages of pregnancy. Even those who were not physically active prior to pregnancy are encouraged to participate in regular exercise during pregnancy.
Aquatic therapy is a safe, gentle way in which you can maintain strength and cardiovascular fitness throughout pregnancy, which has shown to help reduce complications during labour and speed up post-natal recovery.
If you are having any specific problems such as PGP or low back pain, the physiotherapist can modify the exercises to help alleviate these symptoms.
Our pool temperature is maintained at 34 degrees, below the maximum recommended temperature of 35 degrees in pregnancy. The warmth of the water can help with the feeling of relaxation.
Benefits of Aquatic Therapy during pregnancy
Exercise in water can be a fun, low impact way to restart exercise in the post-natal period. You can work both on strength and cardiovascular fitness without putting excessive strain through your joints.
Benefits of Exercising in the post-natal period
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