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Health & Exercise tips post pregnancy.

An Overview of Post Natal

Whether you are pregnant or have recently given birth, pre- and postnatal exercise can be very beneficial.

Exercise tips when you're pregnant:

  • Always warm up before exercising, and cool down afterwards
  • Try to keep active on a daily basis
  • Avoid any strenuous exercise in hot weather
  • Drink plenty of water and other fluids
  • You might like to try swimming because the water will support your increased weight. Some local swimming pools provide aquanatal classes with qualified instructors.
  • Exercises that have a risk of falling should only be done with caution as falls may risk damage to the baby
  • Don't lie flat on your back, particularly after 16 weeks, because the weight of your bump presses on the main blood vessel bringing blood back to your heart and this can make you feel faint
  • Don't take part in contact sports

Benefits

The more active and fit you are during pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. It will also help you to cope with labour and get back into shape after the birth.

Facts

Exercise is not dangerous for your baby – there is some evidence that active women are less likely to experience problems in later pregnancy and labour.

Find Post Natal Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

JUST South Leicestershire 2023

Physical activity programme that provides the opportunity for women of all ages and abilities to get involved in a range of physical activity sessions across South Leicestershire.

Let's Get Moving Champions

We share the stories of how local residents of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland use physical activity and exercise to improve their health and wellbeing.

Start a Conversation, Suicide is Preventable

Start a Conversation is a suicide prevention campaign that aims to build a community that is committed to the mental health and wellbeing of its residents.

National Governing Bodies

NHS England

Contact Name
NHS England
Contact Email
england.contactus@nhs.net
Contact Telephone
0300 311 22 33
Live Well Leicester

Live Well Leicester

At Live Well Leicester we are fully committed to supporting out local communities in Leicester to become, happier, healthier and fitter.

Nesting Lotus Aquanatal

Nesting Lotus Aquanatal

Nesting Lotus run midwife led, water-based exercise classes for pregnancy and post-birth. We not only provide you with a safe and fun form of exercise, but a space where we can discuss relevant topics surrounding your journey into motherhood.

Bridge4Studio

Bridge4Studio

At our brand new exercise studio in Birstall, we provide great work-outs for all, personal training in small groups, a range of Pilates classes and more! We are interested in the science of fitness. As well as making you feel good.

Serenity Pilates And Fitness Studio Wigston

Serenity Pilates And Fitness Studio Wigston

20 Pilates classes a week in a small contemporary studio, with a maximum of 9 people in each class. Please have a look at our website at www.serenitystudio.co.uk for more details, a timetable and information.

YogaBellies Leicester

YogaBellies Leicester

Beautiful and ethical yoga classes for women of all life stages and all abilities.

We provide a number of classes around Leicestershire:

YogaBellies for Pregnancy
YogaBellies for Mum & Baby
YogaBellies for Women

Fiona's Fitness

Fiona's Fitness

We offer circuit based fitness classes for ladies, expectant mothers and older adults. Along with classes for parents where you can bring your little one with you!

Classes cater for all abilities and exercises are modified to your individual requiremen

The Deep End Activity Centre

The Deep End Activity Centre

The Deep End Activity Centre provides a multi-use community sport, health and physical activity space. The newly refurbished area includes a kitchen and changing area, providing a fantastic space available for the community to use.

Village Green Fitness

Village Green Fitness

An inclusive selection of classes for those who enjoy exercising outdoors or in a less traditional fitness environment.

Big Bums and Little Bums Ltd

Big Bums and Little Bums Ltd

Group fitness classes that aim to help you move and smile more, whatever your age or fitness level.

Including Broadway Boogie, Zumba, Zumba Gold and Clubbercise.

Based in Melton Mowbray.

MamaBabyBliss Leicester

MamaBabyBliss Leicester

MamaBabyBliss classes are more than just a weekly class - we aim to provide pre-and postnatal classes that help stretch the body and mind but also create a community that cares and build friendships beyond the classes.

Weekly Walkers - Belgrave Lock

Weekly Walkers - Belgrave Lock

A weekly walking club, designed for those looking to become more active by walking regularly. Each session is an hour, starting and finishing at Belgrave Lock. The walk is at a gentle pace, and the routes are around the beautiful waterways of Leicester.

Health Walk - Braunstone Town

Health Walk - Braunstone Town

The Active Blaby team co-ordinate and sometimes lead a series of walks designed to get people moving. These Health Walks are quite short in length, relatively easy in pace and are delivered in a way to get you moving as a first step to building activity into your day. They are also a great chance to socialise with other like minded people and have some fun too!!

Anstey Wellbeing Walks

Anstey Wellbeing Walks

Friendly free volunteer led Wellbeing Walks around the local area. One group each week which aims to support all abilities.

Health Walk - Glen Parva

Health Walk - Glen Parva

The Active Blaby team co-ordinate and sometimes lead a series of walks designed to get people moving. These Health Walks are quite short in length, relatively easy in pace and are delivered in a way to get you moving as a first step to building activity into your day. They are also a great chance to socialise with other like minded people and have some fun too!!

Parent and u-5 circuit class with stay and play

Parent and u-5 circuit class with stay and play

45 minute Parent and Under 5 class which caters for parents who want to bring their little ones with them. It is suitable for new mothers who have had the all clear at their 6 week postnatal check (10-12 Week Caesarean section) and caters for all common post birth conditions.

Health Walk - Kirby Muxloe

Health Walk - Kirby Muxloe

The Active Blaby team co-ordinate and sometimes lead a series of walks designed to get people moving. These Health Walks are quite short in length, relatively easy in pace and are delivered in a way to get you moving as a first step to building activity into your day. They are also a great chance to socialise with other like minded people and have some fun too!!

Ladies only, inc. Pregnancy circuit class

Ladies only, inc. Pregnancy circuit class

1 hour Circuit class which has a mix of Cardio and strength based exercises. It is an all over workout with a different theme each week. This class includes Pelvic floor exercises and Relaxation.

Health Walk - Countesthorpe

Health Walk - Countesthorpe

The Active Blaby team co-ordinate and sometimes lead a series of walks designed to get people moving. These Health Walks are quite short in length, relatively easy in pace and are delivered in a way to get you moving as a first step to building activity into your day. They are also a great chance to socialise with other like minded people and have some fun too!!

Health Walk - Stoney Stanton

Health Walk - Stoney Stanton

The Active Blaby team co-ordinate and sometimes lead a series of walks designed to get people moving. These Health Walks are quite short in length, relatively easy in pace and are delivered in a way to get you moving as a first step to building activity into your day. They are also a great chance to socialise with other like minded people and have some fun too!!

Loughborough Female Fitness (Wednesday Nature Walks)

Loughborough Female Fitness (Wednesday Nature Walks)

Loughborough Female Fitness walking group, females only!

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JUST South Leicestershire 2023

JUST South Leicestershire 2023

JUST is a physical activity programme that provides the opportunity for women of all ages and abilities to get involved in a range of physical activity sessions across South Leicestershire.