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Due to popular demand, FitPro director, Jane Waller, is once again chatting to Dianne Edmonds about pregnancy and fitness.

This time, they are talking specifically about the benefits of aqua-based classes and sessions. Dianne will discuss the main benefits as well as safety considerations and warning signs, and will also focus on the core and breathing.

Some of the key take-home comments from the podcast are as follows:

“Exercising in the water will allow women to gain the benefits of regular pregnancy exercise; it is fun and social and, as the water supports their belly, they can really enjoy the effect of that support, especially during the later stages of pregnancy.”

“There is freedom of movement in the water and flexibility options that they don’t have on land.”

“In the water, it can be easy to use the upper abdominal wall a lot, so varying movement patterns is important.”

To listen to the podcast, click HERE



Just in case you missed it, tune in to Dianne’s previous podcast clip HERE

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Dianne Edmonds

Pregnancy, postnatal and pelvic floor fitness

Dianne Edmonds is an Australian physiotherapist with over 30 years of experience with pregnancy, postnatal and pelvic floor education, treatment and fitness programs. She contributed to the development of the AusActive Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Guidelines as a member of the expert reference group. Dianne was the lead physiotherapist and project officer for the Pelvic Floor First project campaign, run by the Continence Foundation of Australia and is a Pelvic Floor First Ambassador. Dianne is the Director and founder of The Pregnancy Centre, and hosts The Running to the Core Podcast, which explores areas affecting women’s return to fitness and running postnatally. She currently works in an Obstetric GP practice in Mandurah, Western Australia.

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