Exercise in Pregnancy classes

Please note: Burwood Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool is closed from Friday 20 December and re-opens in early February 2020, please call 03 383 6833 to check if the pool is open.

Exercise in our hydrotherapy pool and meet other expectant mothers at our Exercise in Pregnancy classes.

These classes are specifically designed for pregnant women from 28 weeks gestation onward.

Classes include a warm up, cardiovascular exercises, and warm down. Each class finishes with a relaxation session, floating in the pool with foam noodles, listening to music with the lights on low.

Where to find us

Hydrotherapy Pool
Physical Medicine Building
Burwood Hospital entrance 3
Mairehau Road

The Physical Medicine Building is highlighted purple in the below map.

No booking needed!

Just turn up at one of our sessions, held every Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 12pm.
Please note that the  pool is closed from around mid-December until late January, you can call us on 03 383 6833 to check if the pool is open.

You need the following items to attend a class:

  • A towel/swimming costume
  • $3 class fee
  • Your midwife’s contact details / card

Please don’t attend class if you have:

  • Athlete’s foot
  • A verruca
  • Diarrhoea or vomiting in the last two weeks

More information about maternity services

For more information about maternity services in Christchurch see our Maternity Services at Christchurch Women’s Hospital page.
For information about other maternity services locations in Canterbury, see our Women’s health and maternity section.

Page last updated: 19 December 2019

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