Would you turn up to a marathon having not trained?
Exercise in pregnancy:
Is safe (if done with correct abdominal bracing techniques)
Has been shown to shorten labour
Is an important physical and mental preparation for labour and birth
Is important regardless of how you are birthing. If you are having a caesarean it is major abdominal surgery. You want to be as healthy as you can be going into it so that your recovery is efficient.
This course is designed and recommended for all pregnant women regardless of whether you have had children before. I recommended commencing it as close as possible to the start of the second trimester.
Understanding of and ability to measure and track:
Abdominal Separation (diastasis recti)
Pelvic floor issues (too weak or too tight)
Prevention and/or healing of:
Pelvic floor issues
Pelvic organ prolapse
Enable you to safely exercise in pregnancy and provide you with modifications you may need to make to your current exercise program
Teach you correct core activation that can be applied to any exercise no matter what you are doing or where you are doing it, throughout life
Prepare you physically and mentally for labour and birth by providing you with techniques and strength
Decrease pregnancy related pain and issues
Stretch out those muscles that need to relax for birth
Have you moving functionally in pregnancy, postnatally and throughout life
A 45 minute face to face class each week for 10 weeks
3 live exercise videos each week – these are provided in a closed facebook group and you will have continued access to them even after the course finishes
Theory content as well as practical exercises to help strengthen and prepare muscles needed for labour, birth and motherhood
Theory content is emailed to you so you can refer to it later or during another pregnancy
Practical tips for labour, birth and the postnatal period
A six-week postnatal exercise guide to aid your recovery post birth
Continual support from me via phone, email or messenger
The same knowledge as the core and floor course so you can transition into the postnatal period knowing how to heal your body best (and not have to do any other courses)
Courses run in conjunction with school terms and are located in Bairnsdale.
Cost: $120 ($40 deposit required to secure your spot – places are limited)
**please bring your own yoga mat and fit ball to each class**
You will also need a letter from your Dr stating that you are able to participate in exercise.
“I loved the live videos, they were one of my favourite things. So helpful, even when I couldn’t do it with you I could go back and do it later”
“Combined with seeing and osteo – I haven’t felt this good in ages!”
“I no longer leak when I sneeze!”
“I loved it and wish it went for longer. I have been telling all my pregnancy friends to do the course”.
“Hip and back pain has decreased”
All participants who have completed the course so far would recommend it, some by x 500 000!