Pilates & Birth Preparation Class


4 week Midwife led course of exercise, knowledge, friendship and relaxation

We currently have 2 courses on a Tue evening held at Roko Health Club on Copnor Rd Portsmouth. Sept & October. If you have attended the previous class you can attend as a drop in for £10.

Held first in the café at Roko Health Club , you are free to arrive early and grab a coffee and a snack and wait till the discussion starts.

6.30-7.10pm Midwife led discussion in the café. Lots of up to date info on your growing baby, looking after yourself in pregnancy and tips for labour and childbirth. You will be sent all of the info discussed and lots more on a private messenger group.
7.10-8pm In an air conditioned studio we will do pregnancy Pilates, beginners welcome. It is a gentle class and focuses on labour, birth and the pregnant women’s body. It will help your back, pelvic floor, abdominals and mind. This class will be lovely after a day of work and will help you to unwind

An introduction to Pilates in Pregnancy is a gentle low impact exercise and is considered one of the best forms of exercise for a pregnant woman. It helps to maintain and improve the condition of the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, it is a safe form of exercise while pregnant and can be hugely beneficial. Many women attend Pilates classes during pregnancy or in post natal recovery. . There will be new topic each week to help guide you through your pregnancy and prepare for birth. Recent research has shown the benefit of pregnant mums starting pelvic floor exercises in the first trimester so as to reduce damage later on .You will learn optimal fetal positioning, positions for labour and birth, signs of labour and lots of useful tips. This is a midwife led class.

Please note…You are entitled to time off work to attend ante natal midwife checks, parent education , aqua natal and relaxation classes whilst pregnant. You are welcome to attend any time from 12 weeks on wards. This course is very gentle and you can attend as a beginner of Pilates.

Lots of free parking available

Mats provided




To book a Pregnancy Pilates course  please click on link below…

Pregnancy Pilates & Birth Preparation Dates and booking








10-12 am in the Nursery .New Mums Group Babies - crawling . Advice, support , friendship and baby weigh in .FREE  Drop in You can have your baby weighed or just pop by for feeding or baby advice by the lactation consultant.

1.2.30pm Lone parent support -in Retreat till August, see free groups page for venues after this 


 Tue Morning Baby massage in the nursery with Julie. Please book online

Tue evening pregnancy Pilates at Roko Health Club-Book online 


Osteopath Treatments for mother and baby with Elaine Elkington, Registered Osteopath 07770 606 359-Held in the Nursery


09.45-10.15 Parent + baby aqua fit £5.50 Roko Drop in - see calendar to ensure class is on 

10.30-11.15  Aqua natal at Roko  Copnor Rd. 10.30am in the pool 11.40-12.15  chat in the lounge £5.50 Non members welcome.Free parking-Drop in

Aug 1 st 1-2.30 Baby led weaning- see book a course for info

Baby Sensory with Emily in the nursery

PostNatal Pilates and Play at Roko 10.45-11.45 £8 drop in 


Sept 7th 10-2pm Hypnobirthing workshop. Nutbourne See book a course for more info

1-2-1 Lactation/midwifery support available on request please e mail julie@youandyourbaby.org



If you are a small group of mums, Julie can tailor a class especially for you so you can have your classes together. Retreat/nursery occasionally available for hourly hire, contact us below for more info.


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