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Will I still be able to do Water Babies at 34 weeks pregnant?

(14 Posts)
enceinte33encore Thu 16-Jun-11 21:51:51

Anyone had any experience of doing swimming lessons with a toddler while pregant? Not sure whether to sign up for the next course....

PoppysMom Fri 17-Jun-11 05:24:06

I wouldn't see why not?
Swimming is good for you, especially when pregnant.

fairy1978 Fri 17-Jun-11 20:36:18

Hi, I had my last water babies class yesterday and I am 37 weeks pregnant, so yes!

nicolamumof3 Fri 17-Jun-11 21:36:41

i took my 3yo to his swimming lesson today, the term doesn't end til 22nd july my due date is 16th. So am currently 35+6

BikeRunSki Fri 17-Jun-11 21:41:48

There was a lady in our class who went on until the day before she gave birth! (not prematurely either).

Secondtimelucky Fri 17-Jun-11 21:47:07

I do a different swimming class, but did up to the week before my due date no problems (and would have gone later if teh term hadn't ended). The only thing that got tough was all the low bending because the changing room is laid out with mats on the floor. The swimming itself was heaven, because it lifts and supports the bump.

ZJG22 Fri 17-Jun-11 21:57:31

I kept going until I was 35 weeks with my 2yo son, by then the lifting was getting a bit much, but mainly I stopped because when he was jumping in, he kept landing on my bump and it hurt like hell grin

Chynah Fri 17-Jun-11 22:05:57

I kept going to Water babies til 36/37 weeks with my 15 month old. Found the swimming on my back supporting toddler a bit tough by then and some of the lifting, other than that it was fine though and my toddler loved it!

enceinte33encore Mon 20-Jun-11 20:19:56

Great! I'll sign up for the next course too. Am pleased I should be able to continue : )

Karoleann Mon 20-Jun-11 20:44:08

I was still doing it with both mine at 41 weeks x

WishIWasRimaHorton Mon 20-Jun-11 20:47:20

i kept doing waterbabies until DD was born (she was born at 38+6). i had to stop then though as couldn't go in the water due to lochia and (now X)H wouldn't go in with DS for the few weeks until i could have gone back in, as he didn't 'do' waterbabies. shame...

however, i have subsequently seen mums in the pool with tiny newborns (2 - 3 weeks old) so presumably they got around the lochia somehow. since you aren't supposed to use tampons / mooncups, how did they do that?!

WishIWasRimaHorton Mon 20-Jun-11 20:48:18

oo and waves @ chynah!

PDog Mon 20-Jun-11 20:56:07

Sorry - can I highjack and ask how long you continued for with your toddlers? DD is in advanced and loves it so would like to continue - just wondered what you thought of the toddler sessions and how long you continued for and what you did instead if you stopped?


Fresh01 Mon 20-Jun-11 20:59:24

Yes, I did it with DD1 (21 months old) until a couple of days before 40 weeks. We actually missed the class the following week as I was in labour at 40+4. As with other posters I found the water helped support the bump and was very comfortable.

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