Need to Know
How the classes work?
You can start coming to The Bump Room any time after your first scan and first trimester which is the best time to start. How late you start in your pregnancy depends on how you are feeling. Many women have started classes at 30+ weeks and have been there on their due dates.
- The classes run for 6 weeks.
- The cost for 6 weeks is €90 and the cost reduces by €10 for subsequent blocks.
- If you would like to try out one of the classes click here view a video lesson
- To view current guidelines on exercise in pregnancy click here
Is there anyone The Bump Room is not suitable for?
For the vast majority of pregnant women exercise is very safe but there are some medical conditions where exercise in pregnancy is a precaution. The following link outlines these conditions. A thorough health screening is also performed by the physiotherapist before you participate in the classes.
NOTE: If you are pregnant with twins please contact us directly before booking a class.
How do I register for the classes?
Go to the Classes page of this website to find the nearest class to you where you can book online.
Can I claim back for the classes on my health insurance?
Receipts are provided as most physiotherapy services are covered under private health insurance policies and Med 1 forms. Our experience is there is a huge variation between different health insurance providers, however it is worth submitting the receipts.
What do you need for the classes?
The first night you need to bring the completed health screening form for the physiotherapist to do a thorough health assessment. The form is available when you book online. We supply the mats and other small equipment. You will need to bring a gym ball. The gym ball is an essential element of the classes. It is also a use
ful tool to have for labour.
Please note the correct size ball depends on your height
- Between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 9- 65cm ball
- Taller than above- 75cm ball
Sizes can vary between brands. A quick check if the ball is the correct size is to ensure that when you sit on the ball, your hips are slightly higher than your knees. You should wear loose comfortable clothing in which you can move easily. A good sports bra is recommended. In addition we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
As our weather can be unpredictable and due to the nature of the exercise regime and pregnancy, you may experience fluctuations in temperature. For this reason we highly recommend that you dress in layers.
Do I need clearance from my doctor?
On the health screening form we will ask you to confirm that you have communicated to your GP and/or Obstetrician that you are attending the classes.
Can I attend if I had or have pelvic girdle pain/symphsis pubis dysfunction/sciatica
Yes, please do. We will help you manage it.