Antenatal physiotherapy classes
Physical Preparation for Childbirth Classes
The Women’s Health specialist Physiotherapy Team at the Royal Surrey offer 3 childbirth preparation classes*, focusing on managing the physical aspects of pregnancy and childbirth in a relaxed & friendly environment.
Class 1 – Great Expectations: staying fit, preventing pain in pregnancy (suitable from 12 weeks) – Learn ways to minimise discomfort during your pregnancy. We cover posture, back care, core stability, pelvic floor exercises and exercises during your pregnancy.
Class 2 – Labour Stage 1: optimising your experience (suitable from 32 weeks) –Understand how labour positions, breathing techniques, relaxation, massage and TENS can ease your labour.
Class 3 – Labour Stage 2: delivery and beyond (suitable from 32 weeks) – Learn positions for the second stage of labour; coordinating breathing and pushing, instrumental deliveries and caesarean section. Understand postnatal recovery including returning to usual activities and exercise. We also advise on perineal massage.
*Please note that all classes are free and last for approximately 2 hours, including a short break.
For a full list of dates and booking information for our upcoming antenatal classes for 2019 please click here.
For more details and information please call the Physiotherapy Department on: 01483 464153.