Healthy mum – healthy baby…
The romance versus the reality of motherhood catches many off guard. Some women expect motherhood to be filled with happiness and joy as they bond with their new baby, and it is, but there are also times of uncertainty, stress and exhaustion. The pressure to be a perfect mother, fabulous partner, regain your figure and often resume your career can be immense, and there are often disappointments when this doesn’t come to fruition.
The Bay City Strollers is primarily concerned with two main areas of women’s health – physical health and emotional health
1. Physical Health
It goes without saying that your body underwent some massive changes during the 9 months of pregnancy and during childbirth. These changes cannot be eliminated overnight and may take some time before you are back in pre pregnancy shape – sometimes even 9 months!
We at The Bay City Strollers are leaders in post-natal exercise and understand what it takes to get your body in pre-pregnancy shape. The trainers have the requisite knowledge to assist you in achieving your goals and the training systems offered by the Bay City Strollers are safe, specific and fun.
2. Emotional Health
Motherhood is not always easy, and for one in seven women, it can lead to post natal depression. Left untreated, the impact on the mother and child can be profound.
The ‘baby blues’ is also a common symptom of early motherhood and can have new mums feeling helpless, tired and isolated.
Physical activity and the support from friends, family and social networks are proven remedies to these debilitating conditions. The Bay City Strollers provides both and is passionate about making a difference to the lives of new mums.
PLUS a bonus…children’s health!
There is a growing body of evidence to strongly suggest that a physically active parent can positively influence their children to lead a physically active childhood. We have seen first hand the influence of our exercise sessions on the young children involved – their enthusiasm and enjoyment of outdoor activity and play is fantastic to see. You will be setting a great example for your children at every Bay City Stroller session.
Click here for some further reading on how exercise has been proven to alleviate some symptoms of PND. http://baycitystrollers.com.au/images/upload/benefits_of_structured_postnatal_exercise_v5.doc