FitMama participants perform abdominal exercise for pushing in labour
FitMama'slow impact exercise
& birthing technique programme teaches you to:
- Make your heart fit for delivery, - Strengthen the pushing and postural muscles, - Breathe, Pant & Push for
labour - Learn Positions for effective delivery - Prepare pelvic floor for labour and delivery - Ease pregnancy
related aches and pains - Relax and meditate for labour
Private Sessions also available.
Exercise is excellent for easing pregnancy aches and pains.
can help you to cope with the physical and mental demands of being pregnant, and prepare you for the rigours of labour (Clapp et al 2002, Berk 2004, Hatch et al 1998). Back ache, constipation
and fatigue, will be easier to keep at bay,
Pregnancy exercise can help prevent problems such as pre-eclampsia or gestational diabetes
(Dempsey et al 2005). Exercise can improve your general mood and self-image, and you may find that a workout during
the day helps you to sleep better at night (Boscaglia et al 2003).
Weight gain is easier to control if you exercise. This benefit continues after your baby is born,
increasing your chances of easier recovery (Clapp et al 2002).
Our classes include
elements of techniques such as Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga, as well as functional practical training for the pushing muscles
1. For all Pregnancy & Postnatal Please
wear trainers, supportive bra and comfortable clothes. 2.
For Pregnancy, bring a belly belt if needed and a pillow. 3.
For Postnatal please bring everything you need for your baby. 4. REMEMBER TO BRING WATER for hydration!! You can attend as many courses as you like and can begin as soon as you are ready at any stage of pregnancy if you
are well! Some women are even coming to class in preparation for pregnancy!! Pregnancy classes
accomodate time for registration, so appear slightly longer on the timetable.
Important Booking Information: Please
note that the course fee acts to secure your space on the course and missed classes cannot be carried
over to any other courses, unless this is the result of the instructor cancelling any class due to adverse weather events
or other unforseen events.
Warning signs that you should
If you have any of the following symptoms while
exercising, stop immediately and inform your instructor:
dizziness or feeling faint
shortness of breath
calf pain or swelling (which could indicate a blood clot)
back or pelvic pain
decreased fetal movement (learn how to monitor your baby's movements, but bear in mind
that the baby's often most quiet when you're most active)
leaking from your vagina
rapid heartbeat or palpitations, even while at
FitMama Ltd is a Registered Company (No. 07584081) Registered Office: The FitMama Studio,
Unit 41 Basepoint Centre, Stroudley Way, Basingstoke, RG24 8UP