The second trimester is a very special period. Following the mental and physical challenges of the last few months we hope you are now feeling more relaxed and excited and that you are enjoying a general sense of well-being. On this page you can read some useful information or scroll down straight to find the class for you.
We know how difficult it can be to find time to exercise, and that you may be feeling tired at the end of a long working day… That’s why we have produced short modular classes of 20 and 30 minutes to help you fit exercise into your schedule on your own terms. These classes compliment each other so if you have more time you can always play 2 classes one after the other and enjoy a longer workout. Each class is designed to suit your body’s current needs as well as prepare you for the third trimester and giving birth.
Below are some typical second trimester symptom you might experience and simple solutions to help alleviate discomfort:
Your breathing may become shallower at this stage due to the pressure your growing baby puts on your diaphragm from below. The rib cage will begin to expand to accommodate for the lack of abdominal space, a process you can help a lot by doing the stretches and breathing techniques suggested in the classes as often as you can during the day.
During the second trimester, the uterus is pulling up from the pelvic basin. This may cause Round Ligament pain. You may feel the pain starting from deep inside your groin, moving upward and outward on either side to the top of your hips. The sharp, jabbing sensation shouldn't last longer than the few seconds. Resting comfortably should help ease your symptoms and you can also try flexing your knees toward your tummy or try lying on your side to get some relief. Don’t hesitate to call your doctor or midwife if the abdominal aches or pains continue after a short rest.
Supine Hypotension Syndrome is a known condition during the second and third trimester. When lying on your back, your heart may pump less blood, the blood pressure may drop, and you could feel anxious, lightheaded, and nauseated until you shift your position. To avoid this problem, lie on your left side instead of flat on your back in order to keep your uterus from compressing the vena cava.
We hope you enjoy the classes and that they will help you feel great in your wonderfully adaptable body!