Gretchen, Midwife, Amersham said: April 9th, 2013 7:13 pm
Alice's Pilates class is a wonderful combination of doing something good for your body, mind & baby. Its the perfect class for me as I love pilates as a form of exercise. As a midwife, I have delivered many babies & attending the class as a mum to be has been incredibly beneficial. I've met & shared with other Mums which is invaluable. I'm strengthening my body for the birth & after & I'm calming my mind & giving it strength too. Alice does a wonderful job of uniting all these factors & sharing her own knowledge & invaluable experience with the group. It's a must on my list of things to do when you're pregnant & preparing for birth!
Jemma Reeves, Beaconsfield said: April 8th, 2013 9:32 pm
Great way to meet people with a common cause! I look forward to the Saturday morning sessions - it's fantastic to have a range of techniques that could be used in preparation and during labour - I particularly enjoy the relaxation part at the end of the class and struggle every time to not actually fall asleep during it! Alice is a very informative teacher and offers lots of practical advice - so it feels as though you are getting value for money - I will definitely be investigating Alice's classes post birth! I would recommend joining these sessions as it gives you a bit of you time but its also great for baby bump too - and there's tea and biscuits at the end - perfect! Thanks Alice : )
Fiona said: April 8th, 2013 9:31 pm
Alice is a great instructor, as well as being very welcoming she is so knowledgeable and passionate on her subject. Being a mum of two it probably helps as she knows what we're all going through. This is my second pregnancy and I did yoga throughout my first and am doing yoga and pilates through this one and like the contrast between the two. It's great thinking about the core muscles and building strength in a safe way as well as doing a lot of focus on pelvic floor which is vital for all mums! I recommend this class as you work your body is a safe way and feel great afterwards. You also have a chance for relaxation and a cup of tea and chat with other mums to be.
Rebecca Gomes said: April 6th, 2013 10:45 am
Just to let you know our baby girl was born yesterday, 7lb 12oz. I mangaged with just gas and air and your VERY handy breathing techniques! Thank you! Please keep me informed of your postnatal classes!
Kate Kendall said: March 25th, 2013 4:07 pm
A brilliant way to see you through your pregnancy I can't recommend Alice and her classes enough, I enjoyed them so much that I went on both Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings. The relaxation is vital for working mum's with bumps and I found it to be the only real time that I could concentrate on bump and me without interruption. Alice is a truly lovely teacher and I'm really glad I have had the pleasure of joining her class. The biggest thing for me is the focus on labour, breathing and also your pelvic floor - you won't get better preparation anywhere else! A must for every pregnant lady.
Emma McBride said: March 23rd, 2013 3:55 pm
Pregnancy Pilates kept me sane during the last trimester of my pregnancy. Everyone told me to take it easy, put my feet up….I was sick of feeling like a couch potatoe! In the pilates class I felt ‘normal’ again. I could challenge my body in a safe way. I also gave birth squatting, I wouldnt have been able to do this before the classes. They built up my endurance and strength in preparation for labour. I would highly recommend these classes and will be attending them again if we have another child. I have met some lovely friends through these classes! Thank you Alice!
Jeanette Koski said: September 14th, 2013 7:03 pm
As you saw on Facebook Ivy May weighing 3.8kg was born on Tuesday morning and she was sooooo late - 12 days! Luckily the 4th sweep worked and I didn't have to be induced and i had the natural birth i wanted. I managed on 2 paracetamol and your breathing techniques until the 2nd phase when i had a bit of gas and air! Thank you so much for all the advice you gave us on birthing positions and breathing. I tried to remember it all when i was in labour and used lots of the techniques and consequently felt like i had lots of tricks up my sleeve to manage the pain. Please tell all your ladies that they can do it without loads of drugs if they just have confidence in themselves! The Birthing Centre in High Wycombe was exceptional and I received first class care. I can't recommend it highly enough and it's so sad to think it will close this year if more mums don't use it. I was the only one giving birth on Tuesday so we had the entire ward and 2 midwives to ourselves and it felt like the private wing! The next day there was rush no to leave and I had loads of advice on breast feeding and my own health from the midwives. Please mention the Birthing Centre to your mums in case they're considering it - it really was brilliant - my best experience yet. I'd love to continue on with your Pilates classes when I'm allowed - looking forward to mummy maintenance already!
Fatima said: August 19th, 2013 7:32 pm
I love the Mummy Maintenance classes! It is unlike anything I've done before but so effective, I really feel it the following few days and I am pretty convinced that this will make a huge difference and give me a more streamlined look!
Lizzy said: July 31st, 2013 7:25 pm
I've really enjoyed Alice's pregnancy pilates course. This is my second pregnancy, and it's been great to spend some time each week focusing on this pregnancy and baby. Alice has some invaluable tips for labour preparation, as well as exercises for pelvic floors. It's been good to hear how other Mums-to-be are getting on and have a chat about how people are coping with all the niggles (and the heatwave!). I'm looking forward to the mummy maintenance classes after the birth.
Catherine, Amersham said: July 30th, 2013 11:16 am
Alice's class has been such a great part of my pregnancy because its made me do some essential exercise, learn invaluable tips on movement and breathing for labour, as well as meeting other mums to share advice and tips. Its also has a great way of making you feel that your worries and aches and pains aren't just yours, but other mums to be as well which is very reassuring. I feel much more prepared for what's to come in labour than I would have done without the class. Looking forward to mummy maintenance as well!
Catherine said: July 25th, 2013 8:35 pm
I loved each wed night class. It was great to have an hour each week after work to talk bumps, work out those pelvic floors and sort out the weeks pregnancy twinges (it really did help with these!) When I got pregnant, I was looking for a class which would give me a bit of physical prep for the birth, but the classes offered a lot more and also covered breathing, how to do different pelvic floor exercises (who knew that there was more than just clench and hold!) and hints and tips from Alice and other mums who had been through it all before which was great. The classes definitely gave me more confidence in the whole pregnancy process all the way from week 15 through to 38! Can highly recommend the class.