Expectant mums and dads in South Essex Get help in South Essex Keeping active before and after birth Fit 4 mums postnatal sessions This is a fun and friendly 8-week exercise programme to help mums feel fit and healthy after giving birth. We particularly welcome mums who have not exercised before. Sessions are adapted to suit all fitness levels and baby can come too. So come along and give it a go! The sessions are free but we ask you to make a voluntary donation to help cover the costs. When to join You can return to exercise six weeks after the birth if you have had a normal delivery, or three months after the birth if you have had a C-section. (Please note: always check with a health professional before returning to exercise). When and where The sessions are at Little Lions Child and Family Wellbeing Hub, Northwick Park School, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 9SU, Thursday afternoons from 12.30 pm till 2.30 pm The sessions are run by a fully qualified and experienced YMCA personal trainer who specialises in prenatal and postnatal exercise. Stay for refreshments and a chat after each session and make new friends. Benefits to mums: Improved mood and wellbeing Quicker return to pre-pregnancy weight Improved bladder control (strengthens pelvic floor) Less back pain and improved posture Helps to reduce tiredness Improved circulation Strengthens core muscles A feel good factor Contact us to book a place. Thank you to Adrian Miller photography for the photographic images taken at the fit 4 mums exercise sessions.