Dear Mum… grab the "me-time" you deserve!

FAQ’S

  • What is Aqua Natal Yoga?
    • bumps2bambinos follow the principals of aqua natal yoga pioneered by Birthlight, which are the most comprehensive set of adaptations of classic yoga practices in water
    • bumps2bambinos aqua yoga offers the benefits of stretching, relaxation and deep breathing with buoyancy and water resistance
    • Water is a great medium to exercise due to low impact and possibilities of creating various levels of resistance to suit individuals’ abilities and needs
    • It offers the potential for safely extending stretches in ways that are not possible for many pregnant mums on land
    • bumps2bambinos aqua natal yoga allows pregnant women to stretch as their babies grow, without straining, to avoid impact and overheating and to access deep relaxation in a quick and easy manner
    • bumps2bambinos aqua natal yoga is a safe, gentle and effective way to tone abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, ready for birth
    • bumps2bambinos aqua natal facilitates an intimate bond with your growing baby
    • bumps2bambinos aqua natal allows access to better and deeper sleep during pregnancy, which contributes to reduced anxiety and fatigue
    • bumps2bambinos aqua natal nurtures calm and self-confidence throughout the emotional rollercoaster of pregnancy
  • Do I need to be able to swim? I've never done Yoga before?
    • bumps2bambinos aqua natal is accessible to all, irrespective of age, level of fitness or previous yoga experience and whether or not you can swim
    • It is optional to put your face in the water or submerge. it’s meant to be relaxing and fun, so go with the flow
    • Adaptations can be offered for those who can’t or dislike submersion
    • Adaptations are available to accommodate non-swimmers as well
    • You don’t have to be a yogi to participate in bumps2bambinos aqua natal yoga. In fact you don’t have to have stepped foot in a yoga class before, ever
  • Can I participate at any stage in my pregnancy?
    • You can start bumps2bambinos aqua yoga from 12 weeks with your midwife’s or Dr’s agreement, or 14 weeks without
    • You can attend bumps2bambinos aqua yoga throughout your pregnancy
    • bumps2bambinos adapt exercises according to any physical limitations or conditions you may be experiencing at that time
    • Exercises can also be tailored in bumps2bambinos aqua yoga classes to target any specific niggles and pains you may be experiencing
  • Do any conditions or medical ailments prohibit me from taking part?

    In short, if you have placenta previa, yes. You cannot attend before 32 weeks, unless your midwife signs you off as ok to attend a bumps2bambinos class.

    • Lower back pain?
    • Coccyx pain?
    • Sciatica?
    • Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) /SPD?
    • Breathlessness?
    • Leg & feet cramps?
    • Breech baby at present?

     

    bumps2bambinos aqua natal classes can help with all of the above- it will literally take the weight off your feet!

  • What equipment will I need?
    • You and your bump
    • Your regular swimming kit
    • A towel(s)
    • A drink to stay hydrated during class
    • The ability to have fun

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the courses we offer at bumps2bambinos, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Telephone 07789 975610 | Email emma@bumps2bambinos.co.uk

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