Polliwogs

The Polliwogs program offers a safe exercise alternative for pregnant women who have passed their first trimester; it is also therapeutic in reducing water retention and pain from pregnancy-associated body stresses like breast growth and abdominal expansion. The zero-gravity of water reduces the risk of injury brought on by pregnancy-related hormonal changes and lengthens exercise time, which is particularly helpful for women who are used to exercising for a specific amount of time. 

Other health benefits include:
  • Reduced swelling
  • Increased uterine blood flow
  • Stabilized blood pressure
  • Decreased pain, stiffness, and stress on joints and ligaments
  • Improved mood
  • Increased energy
  • Increased exercise time

With a physician’s order, eligible women may participate in any of the following:

Prenatal Aquatic Exercise—offers a safer alternative to land exercise by reducing the effects of gravity and joint stress
Prenatal Aquatic Fitness—focuses on strengthening and maintaining core areas and cardiovascular fitness
Prenatal Aquatic Therapy—proven effective in metabolizing calories

Program participants are carefully monitored to ensure that body temperatures stay within a safe range. Ask your health care provider for more information about the Polliwogs Program.