Aquatic natal classes

Are you pregnant? Are you experiencing low back or pelvic pain? Would you like to feel more relaxed and less fatigued? If so, hydrotherapy may be for you.

Our Aquatic natal classes provide the opportunity for expecting mums to exercise in a warm pool, utilising the transformative properties of water. Directed by our trained physiotherapist, Ashley, you too can feel the benefits of exercise during your pregnancy in a safe, weight-reduced and relaxed environment.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2015 guidelines recommend that women with uncomplicated pregnancies should engage in at least 20-30mins per day on most, if not all days. Physical activity in pregnancy has minimal risks and has been shown to benefit most women.

Benefits of Aquatic natal classes include:

  • Improving or maintaining physical fitness
  • Helping with weight management, circulation, fluid retention and swelling
  • Reducing and managing pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain
  • Reducing the risk of gestational diabetes in some populations
  • Assisting in controlling blood pressure
  • Enhancing psychological wellbeing and sleep
  • Promoting relaxation

Classes are run weekly and private health fund rebates are available. A simple screening test prior to entering the pool is essential for safety purposes and if you are at risk, you may need to consult your doctor before beginning.

Pregnancy massage and women’s health physiotherapy (pelvic floor assessment and treatment) are also available.