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TERM 4 Timetable September to December.

Caringbah: Taren Point Monday 7pm - 

Kingsgrove: Tuesday 11.30am- Starts October

Padstow: Tuesday 7pm

Rockdale: Wednesday 7pm- starts October

Alexandria: Thursday 7pm

Condell Park: Saturday 12.30pm

 

What's New...

***BRAND NEW CARINGBAH POOL OPENING OCTOBER.  

SATURDAY CLASS starting in Condell Park September 16th.

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Private Health Insuance: Some companies offer rebates for Sydney Aquanatal® as classes are run by midwives.  

Aquanatal® is now a registered trade mark!

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Guidelines for Exercise during Pregnancy

A number of professional bodies have published national guidelines for exercise during pregnancy. Some are in the form of a literature review, listing the risks and benefits, others offer quite specific guidance and support to exercise professionals and to the public.

Unfortunately, there are fewer published guidelines on postnatal exercise. You can read some of my thoughts on postnatal exercise here.

If you are looking for simple straight-forward advice, have a look at the Factsheet: Mum's the Word [pdf copy] or the various Better Health Channel factsheets.  If you are a health professional, I have found the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Statement to be most useful.

Listed below are links to a wide range of different national guidelines, as published by their respective organisations.

Australia/NZ: Sports Medicine Australia

  • Statement on the benefits and risks of exercise during pregnancy (Mar 2002), endorsed by the Women's Health Committee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) in Nov 2004. [You can view a pdf copy here.]

Australia: Victorian Government - Better Health Channel

  • Factsheet: Pregnancy and Exercise (updated May 2008) [website or pdf copy]
  • Factsheet: Pregnancy and Sport (updated May 2009) [website or pdf copy]
  • Factsheet: Postnatal Exercise - Issues to Consider (updated Jan 2009) [website or pdf copy]

Australia: NSW Sport and Recreation - Active Community Guide

  • Factsheet: Mum's the Word - Exercise during Pregnancy (2001) [pdf copy]

United Kingdom: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

  • Statement on Exercise in Pregnancy (Jan 2006, update expected in 2009) [website or pdf copy]
  • Patient Information: Recreational exercise and pregnancy (Sep 2006) [website or pdf copy]

United States of America: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

  • ACOG Patient Education: Exercise During Pregnancy (Jun 2003) [website]

Canada: Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) and Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)

  • Exercise in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period (Jun 2003) [pdf copy]

 

If you come across other guidelines or updates not yet listed or to report a broken link, please send me an update.

These links are provided for your convenience only. The views expressed and the information and guidance provided in the documents is entirely the responsibility of the respective authors. Some of the recommendations may not apply to you for a variety of reasons.None of these guidelines are meant to replace advice from a member of your healthcare team about your own situation. If you think the care you are getting is different from what's in the guidelines, talk with your obstetrician, doctor, midwife or another member of your healthcare team.