Why take part in an aquanatal course?
Aquanatal is a great and easy way to stay in shape during pregnancy and post pregnancy. The water supports your weight and gives you a feeling of weightlessness, making you feel relaxed and calm as you work your body through the water.
Aquanatal can help your body release natrual happy hormones, endorphin's, into the body which help your psychological well-being as well as keep you and baby happy and calm. These hormones can suppress pain and are very important for during labour and after pregnancy.
The classes combine relaxation activity with cardiovascular activity which allows the body to prepare for birth or gently get you back in shape after you've had your baby.
The classes are the safest and easiest way to stay in shape throughout your pregnancy and after your pregnancy. Evidence has shown that participating in regular water-based exercise can reduce and prevent lower back pain in pregnancy.
The classes also boost your natural happy hormones and therefore these can decrease symptoms of antenatal depression and post natal depression. This is because you may release some stress as you exercise, allowing you to feel calmer and happier.
The sounds of the water can also become very familiar to the baby and once they are old enough to go to their first mother and baby class, they will have heard the water splashes enough times to know water is a good and positive experience, allowing them to relax in their own lesson.
Exercising during pregnancy can help increase your child's brain capacity for life! Helping them to grow and develop at a healthy rate, long after they have left the womb!