THE ARRIVAL OF NEW WATER-BASED EXERCISE CLASSES in Central Scotland in 2018 for mums and mums-to-be have been warmly welcomed by midwives.
WaterBumps is set to launch in Larbert, Auchterarder (Castlebrae) and Stirling on 14 January and business owner Derek Lambie says “We have been in contact with Senior Mid Wives and Health Professionals and they are very excited about our offering.
“There are already lots of aqua natal exercise and fitness classes around, but none that really delve into the medical benefits we will be delivering.”
The venture is headed by Stirling-based husband and wife team Derek and Wendy Lambie, who have successfully ran Water Babies classes in the region since 2011, teaching over 800 babies and toddlers per week.
Lambie said: “It is an obvious extension of our service to families and truly means we are nurturing families right through from pregnancy through to toddler.
“WaterBumps is all about helping mums and mums-to-be. We help make the birthing journey a whole lot easier by relieving the aches and pains of pregnancy and helping make more room for the baby.
“Afterwards, we also help mums to have a bit of me time and stop and think about themselves for a short while. We help them get back to being the people they are physically, emotionally and mentally.
The Lambies have two children of their own, aged 5 and 8 and Derek says that WaterBumps classes would have helped their journey into parenthood.
“Wendy has a scoliosis on her spine and I am certain these classes would have really helped alleviate pain through her pregnancy.” He says,
“With around 3,500 births every year in the Stirling and Falkirk alone, we know WaterBumps can help make a real difference to the quality of family life in it’s absolute infancy right across the region.”
WaterBumps is launching at various locations across the UK in 2018 and this will mark the first classes in Scotland.
To find out more about WaterBumps classes, visit www.waterbumps.co.uk