I'm sure you have lots of questions, hopefully we answered as many as possible!
I'm pregnant, is it really safe to exericse?
Yes! ACOG guidelines state that "physical activity in pregnancy is safe and desirable, and pregnant women should be encouraged to continue or to initiate safe physical activities."
I'm pregnant, what sort of exercise can I do?
ACOG states thats "women with uncomplicated pregnancies should be encouraged to engage in aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises before, during, and after pregnancy."
What are the benefits of exericse during pregnancy?
The benefits are endless! But to list a few...Safe exercise during pregnancy can:
When can I start classes after having my baby?
The reccomended guidlines are 6 weeks after a vaginal delivery or once you've had your 6-week postnatal check-up & 12 weeks after a caesarean with GP clearance.
I'm not fit & didn't go to the gym before pregnancy, can I still do the classes?
Yes of course! Classes are desgined to suit all fitness levels & abilities, exercises can be modified to ensure safe & effective movement. MummaFit provides a non-judgement enirovment where you can progress at your own pace.
I have Diastasis Recti (DR), can I still participate in classes and/or Personal Training?
Yes you can! Resuming exercise with DR can be daunting but feel assured that classes & programes are specifically designed to restore & strengthen your core after pregnancy & DR.
I have a pelvic organ prolapse (POP), can I still participate in classes and/or Personal Training?
We strongly advise Mum's who think they may have POP to seek GP or a women's health physiotherapist for a medical diagnosis. Classes are safe if you have mild-moderate prolapse.
Can I start classes and/or Personal Training before the recommended guidelines?
GP clearance is always required if you want to particapte slightly eariler. However, we strongly advise that you wait at least 6 weeks after a vaginal delivery or 12 weeks after a caesarean.
I can't get GP clearance, what can I do?
Not all GP's provide a 6-8 week check. You will need to sign a health declaration stating you are fit, healthy & the number of weeks postnatal you are. You must submit any health concerns before exercise can take place. Please note you take full responsibility for your health before starting MummaFit classes and/or Personal Training.
What happens if my baby cries?
Your baby may cry or be unhappy at some point during class, we don't expect babies to be silent throughout so please don't panic. Feel free to feed, change, or play with your little one if that's what they need!
Can I stop to feed my baby?
Yes of course! MummaFit welcomes feeding of every kind. You can stop to feed & join in once your little one's tummy is nice & full!