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Exercise in Pregnancy classes

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 27 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 (via Entry 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.

You need the following items to attend a class:

  • A towel/swimming costume
  • $3 class fee. Cash only, no EFTPOS available
  • Your midwife's contact details / card

Please don't attend class if you:

  • are feeling unwell
  • have Athlete's foot
  • have a verruca
  • have experienced 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.

Print this information for reference later

You can either print this web page, or download, save, and print our Guide For Antenatal Hydrotherapy Classes (150KB, PDF).

Page last updated: 17 May 2021

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