So you’re expecting? Congratulations!
Pregnancy is an exciting time. It’s also a time where we try to become as prepared as we can for the impending birth. It can be hard to know where to start.
Here’s a list of helpful classes and workshops that will keep you fit during pregnancy, help you feel prepared for the birth, as well for what to expect once your baby is earthside. You can even find who can give you a massage to ease your aching pregnant body. Because after all, you’re busy growing a human, so you need to look after yourself.
Classes are broken down into different types. Scroll through to find what you’re looking for, or find something new to try.
If you want to visit the provider’s website or Facebook page, just click on the name and it’ll take you there.
*Disclaimer: The information provided here is accurate when added. We recommend you contact the service provider to ensure details are correct.
Birth (and Parenthood) Preparation
Parenting a newborn is one of the most wonderful experiences you will ever have. It can also be one of the most confusing and overwhelming experience you’ll ever have.
The CalmFamily Antenatal Workshop and our Preparing to Parent Course prepare you for what happens once your baby is earthside. Find out why babies cry, why the sleep the way they do, and how to calm them. You even get a chance to play around with slings and practice changing nappies.
Offering workshops, courses, private consultations and groups, contact Cindy to find out more and when the next workshops and courses are running.
Facebook: CalmFamily West Scotland
Does the idea of birth worry you? Contact Julie and her team of lovely teachers and give Daisy Birthing a go. Daisy Foundation Lanarkshire covers all of Lanarkshire, so it’s easy to find a class near you. Learn about birth in a friendly and empowering environment.
Daisy Birthing isn’t just about birth education. It includes breathing, positive affirmations, and yoga to stretch and ease your pregnancy pains and leaves you feeling that you can have a calm birth where you feel in control no matter your choices.
Tel: 07725 408011
Doulas are an invaluable source of support. If you are a doula or worked with one for your birth, please get in touch. We would love to help expectant-parents benefit from all that doulas provide.
Aqua natal classes are a fun way to keep fit while pregnant. Not all centres run classes so please check the South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture website to find out where local aqua natal classes are held, and details of the classes.
Looking for a way to keep fit during pregnancy? Give Fit for Delivery a try! Pamela teaches a specialist course that shows that you can exercise throughout pregnancy.
Learn how to safely exercise and effectively activate your pelvic floor.
Facebook: Fit Mum and Bumps
Lynsey is a registered midwife who is passionate about all things pregnancy, birth and babies. She offers Hypnobirthing using the Wise Hippo Hypnobirthing Programme.
Contact Lynsey to find out more.
Facebook: Born this Way
Tel: 07837 614027
Elaine offers hypnobirthing using the Mongan Method in the Lanarkshire and Glasgow area. Please contact Elaine to find out more.
Pregnancy is a wonderful time, but let’s be real, your body is growing a tiny human, and that can lead to a lot of aches and pains. In addition, pregnancy is a time where we should be looking after ourselves, massage is a great way to unwind and destress.
Let Sam ease away those aches and pains and give yourself a little mum and bump time.
All treatments come with a full consultation to ensure that the massage is tailored to your needs and Sam works in various locations, including East Kilbride and your own home. Contact Sam to find out more.
Facebook: Sam Massage Therapy
Tel: 07818 477858
Arleen is a pre and postnatal specialist teacher and an exercise referral teacher, allowing her to work with clients who suffer from any conditions which limit their ability to exercise. She is well known for her wonderful classes. Contact Arleen to find out more.
Facebook: Alreen Dingwall Pilates
Tel: 07731 789 355
If you live in and around the Glasgow area and are looking for a group pilates classes or private 1:1 classes now, contact Jenn Forbes and Karen McCormack to find out what they offer.
Tel: 07890 922169
YogaBellies offer yoga classes for women during the prenatal period, supporting mums-to-be throughout their pregnancy and preparing them for birth. Their prenatal sessions incorporate traditional yoga asanas (postures), self-hypnosis and deep relaxation, and soothing comfort techniques for birthing.
To find out more about YogaBellies classes in Lanarkshire, contact Alison Frame (Alison Frame YogaBellies)
Elaine is a Yoga Instructor, excited about sharing Yoga with the local community of South Lanarkshire. Contact Elaine to find out more.
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