This aquatic exercise class is offered to expectant mothers who are looking for a way to maintain good overall health during and following pregnancy. This 1-hour session will work to address a full-body fitness education, including low-impact aerobic exercise with stretching, strengthening, and range of motion activities for the entire body. Aiming to reduce pain associated with later stages of pregnancy and improve on general stabilization as your body prepares to give birth to your child.
Water is a phenomenal environment to help achieve strength, motion, and reduced pain. The buoyancy of water supports our body’s weight and reduces the pressure on our joints and spine. The warm water pool provides a reduction of pain associated with the later stages of pregnancy for expecting moms.
The class will be run by two of our aquatics therapists who have recently had children themselves and know the benefits of the water.
*This is a free class for women who are pregnant. You don’t have to be a member of the wellness center or a Astera Health patient to register. Class size is limited to 6 people though, so it will be first come, first serve for pre-registration.
Conditions or situations where Aquatic Therapy would not be used:
- Ruptured membranes
- Significant heart disease
- Significant lung disease
- Persistent bleeding in 2nd or 3rd trimester
- Placenta previa after 26 weeks gestation
- Premature labor
- Incompetent cervix
- Viral infection, communicable diseases