Blog :: Archive for July 2011
September will be an exciting month as we launch our first Puddle Ducks Aqua Natal classes. We’ve spent months preparing and designing the perfect programme and are so excited that we are nearly there.
Born from a desire to share our love of water with you and your baby as soon as possible, these classes are designed for all stages of pregnancy. They will combine relaxation with cardiovascular exercise, the perfect physical preparation for labour in the soothing and cool comforts of water.
As always, Puddle Ducks offers a holistic approach to mental and physical well-being and our teachers are highly trained to understand the emotions and changes that you are experiencing.
One of the huge benefits of baby swimming is the bonding experience with your baby... and we know that you will enjoy that same sense of well-being and bonding with your bump as soon as you are supported by the water.
Through the use of gentle exercises we will introduce you to movements in the water which can also be used with your baby after the birth. We will give you the opportunity to relax and understand how your body moves and reacts to water, in preparation for swimming with your baby. We promise to pleasantly surprise you with the immense benefits you will experience, as well as the fun you will have in the class.
Hormones called endorphins are produced when we are happy and it is possible to elevate the levels of these ‘happy hormones’ through exercise. They suppress pain and help us feel relaxed which in turn relaxes our baby. We will ensure you produce lots of these to help you prepare for labour, birth and life after birth!
Classes are being offered around the country – if you are interested, please contact your local franchisee who will be happy to tell you where the nearest class is.
Posted by Tracy on Thursday, 28th July 2011
The wonderful people from Tommy's sent us an email to thank us for our efforts in our Splashathon this year. Here it is - with HUGE thanks to all our customers for their generosity and enthusiasm.
"We’re so grateful to Puddle Ducks for Splashing for Tommy’s over the last few years. The support everyone involved has given us – teachers, mums, dads and the little Splashers themselves - has been outstanding.
Thanks to your fundraising efforts, we’re making real progress in helping more mums and dads experience parenthood. We believe every pregnancy should have a happy ending, so we fund medical research and information programmes which aim to prevent premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage.
Sadly, pregnancy problems are more common than people think: one in four women in the UK lose a baby during pregnancy or birth.
Tommy’s helps women like Lucy who, after 14 years of trying to have a baby and being affected by multiple pregnancy complications, successfully gave birth to her son Louis with the help of medical research made possible by Tommy’s. She said, ‘My story gives people huge hope. The reason I’m supporting Tommy’s is we wouldn’t be here without them. Having Louis naturally after such a struggle was both unreal and exceptional. I had amazing care but other women aren’t so fortunate.’
This year alone, Puddle Ducks’ little swimmers have already raised over £4,000 in support of Tommy’s, and that total is still rising. By supporting the Splashathon, Puddle Ducks is helping us to save the lives of tiny babies and helping parents have the families they have always wanted.
More information about the Splashathon is available at www.tommys.org/splash
Posted by Tracy on Tuesday, 5th July 2011