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Term Dates

Booking now for Term 4, 2017 - All pools are heated. You can join anytime during the term depending on availability. Spring class special available, contact me for details.   

 

Class Update

Bookings essential, places are limited.  

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.

Introduce a friend to Aquanatal and when they join you will receive and extra class on your pass.

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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Research on Aquanatal Exercise in Pregnancy

Regular exercise during pregnancy has many benefits. It can help reduce many of the minor discomforts of pregnancy, such as backache and swelling. It also improves self-esteem, reduces postnatal depression, insomnia and pregnancy-induced diabetes. Exercise during pregnancy may also reduce the risk of premature birth. More generally, appropriate exercise will help you prepare physically and psychologically for the demands of labour, childbirth and motherhood.

Here are summaries of a scientific research papers about Aquanatal exercise and exercise in pregnancy. For a less 'scientific' summary, please see the page on the Benefits of Aquanatal Exercise.

Sunday
Jul152012

Women think Aquanatal exercise has benefitted them

The great majority of the participants in this trial considered that the practice of water aerobics had benefitted them in some way...

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Sunday
Jul152012

Aquanatal can reduce the need for pain relief in labour

Significantly fewer women in the water aerobics group of the trial requested pain relief (27% vs 65%). Moderate water aerobics was safe for sedentary and low risk pregnant women.

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Sunday
Jul152012

Women who exercise moderately throughout pregnancy feel better

A moderate physical activity program performed throughout pregnancy makes women feel better about their health and well-being.

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Sunday
Jul152012

Aquanatal exercise reduces pregnancy discomfort, improves mobility and improves body image

Overall, the participants in the aquanatal exercise program reported significantly less physical discomfort, improved mobility, improved body image, and more health-promoting behavious than the non-exercising group.

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Sunday
Jul152012

Exercising in Pregnancy reduces the risk of gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia

It is suggested that about 30 minutes per day of moderate-intensity physical activity during pregnancy may be sufficient to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes and improve emotional well-being.

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Sunday
Jul152012

Exercise and the prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus

This review of many different trials reports that in one study, the overall risk of diabetes was reduced by 60% in women who were physically active before and during pregnancy.

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Sunday
Jul152012

Aquanatal exercise reduces lower back pain in pregnancy

This randomised controlled trial found that significantly fewer women in the aquanatal group reported pregnancy-related lower back pain, compared to women exercising on land...

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Sunday
Jul152012

Exercising in Pregnancy reduces the risk of premature birth

A very large Danish study showing that even women who exercised only modestly during pregnancy had a significantly reduced chance of premature birth...

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