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Health
If you are suffering physically during pregnancy, then your gp can refer you for physio and you may be given a support belt.  Other options are also available locally.  Some physical therapists may also specialize in working with scar tissue, which could be helpful later on if you had a c-section.  Everyone listed below works with ladies to help with symptoms that are caused by pregnancy.


Amy Beeton - Osteopath
Kendal
01539 583629

Ralph Sutton - Osteopath
Milnthorpe
015395 65777

Hannah Gordon - Osteopath
Ulverston
07983585774

Mary Rowlinson - Physiotherapist
Kendal Physio Centre
01539 725220

 

 Pre-Natal Exercise

Even if you didn't exercise before you became pregnant you might want to try some simple stretches. Just a few pelvic floor exercises a day can make a difference when it comes to giving birth and getting back into shape afterwards. 

Here are a few ideas:

Aquanatal
Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Rd, Kendal, LA9 7HX
Tel: 01539 729777

Mondays 9-9:45am

Exercise in water is a fun way to stay active and fit during pregnancy.

  • It's lots of fun!
  • Midwife instructors
  • Meet other mums to be
  • Tone your body
  • It's only the price of a swim - curently £4.20
  • You don't need to book, just turn up
  • Can attend from 16 weeks pregnant

Contact Helme Chase Maternity Unit for more information
Tel: 01539 795375


Yoga in Pregnancy
Lakes Leisure, Burton Rd, Kendal, LA9 7HX
Tel: 01539 729777

Yoga course specially designed for pregnancy and led by a qualified instructor. Includes simple postures, relaxation and breathing techniques.

Phone for details of forthcoming courses. 


Post-natal exercise

For us non-celebrity mums it takes a while to get back into shape after giving birth. We're too busy being a mum to join a boot camp and if you were a member of a gym, that probably all goes to pot now you have a baby to look after and don't get time alone.

There are a range of classes available where you can take your baby with you and do some gentle exercise:

 


Sling Swing - weekly classes in Carnforth

Sling Swing is a fun and funky dancing and gentle movement classes for mums and dads with their little ones in slings and baby carriers. 
Benefits for parent: spend quality time bonding with our baby; build intimacy and trust with your baby; have fun; improves your mood and increases energy levels; improves your posture and self-awareness; helps you feel confident.
Benefits for baby/infant: builds intimacy and trust with parent; introduces music, movement and dance; defelops musical appreciation and a good sense of rhythm; stimulates your baby's mind; your baby will love watching the others around them.
Don't be put off if you've never used a sling before - I bring slings for you to borrow in class and can fit one to you and your baby safely and comfortably.  All moves are suitable pre- and post-natally.  Babies must be at least 6 weeks old (or 12 weeks if you had a c-section). 2 left feet are welcome - come and join the fun.
web: http://www.slingswing.co.uk/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slingswinglancasterandsouthlakes/
email: abidoughty@slingswing.co.uk

Book a taster class for £6 before committing to a block of 6 (to be used over 8 weeks) for £36.
 

Mum's CORE Fitness
Kendal
tel: 07835 228165

Yummy Tummies 4 Mummies
Milnthorpe
tel: 015395 64727

 

If you're joining a gym then be sure to tell them at your induction that you've recently had a baby and they should tailor your workout accordingly.

Don't fancy a class or being a gym bunny? Then just taking your baby for regular walks will provide you with plenty of exercise (not to mention fresh air!)


Relaxation

Take some 'me time' before your baby arrives. Why not treat yourself to a massage or beauty treatment specifically tailored to pregnancy?

If you're a new mum then there are special treatments designed for you too! 


First Aid


Daisy First Aid
Daisy First Aid's award winning 2 hour classes will teach you how to deal with unconscious babies, children and adults, what to do if they are not breathing, how to react to febrile seizures, stop them choking, recognise serious head injuries, deal with allergies and anaphylaxis, respond to common toxins and poisons as well as what to do if you suspect a sprain or fracture, treat and recognise the severity of burns and effectively bandage bleeding. We also look at recognition and response to meningitis and sepsis and each attendee will go away with leaflets and cards on meningitis, a set of printed and illustrated class notes and their own certificate.

The class is ideal for all parents, babysitters, grandparents, expectant parents and staff of child friendly businesses that don't need the full 2 day qualification (which we also offer). An excellent way to give yourself the confidence and peace of mind that knowing how to deal with emergencies brings.  Babies are welcome at classes.   The next class at a public venue is at  Kerry's Coffee House, Marine Road Central, Morecambe on March 6th from 10 til 12.

Contact: Kay Dickinson
Price: £25pp (discounts for couples) with home classes available for groups of friends or family (3 or more)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Daisyfirstaidlancaster/
Email: kay@daisyfirstaid.com
Tel: 07415 251829

 

 

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