Aquanatal classes for mums-to-be planned

SCARBOROUGH mums-to-be are being reminded that they can keep fit and healthy by taking part in aquanatal classes.

Aquanatal is a gentle form of exercising in water which offers a number of benefits for pregnant women.

Run by community midwife Maggie Fawcett, who has been specially trained to teach Aquanatal, the classes take place at Scarborough Indoor Pool on Wednesdays from 10am until 11am during term time only.

The classes, which are run by Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust have been running for the past 15 years.

Maggie explained: “Regular exercising in water when you are pregnant can help with a number of things, from improving sleep and reducing pregnancy swelling to helping increase your fitness and stamina for labour as well as improving postnatal recovery.

“And as well as reducing stress and helping improve confidence it is also a great way to meet a support network of other mums-to-be.”

The class is suitable for women who are over 12 weeks pregnant and all levels of fitness. There is no need to book, simply turn up and there is no cost other than just the regular admission price for a swim.