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What does Pre-natal Matroswimming program consist
What are the special features of aquatic preparation?
Why is it said that Pre-natal Matroswimming offers
“affective containment” to the family?
Is there any Post-natal guide?
may I start?
What are the requirements for registration?
Why are pool water and the facilities safe?
Until when can I attend classes?
Why does Pre-natal Matroswimming improve Post-delivery
When may we come back to School with our baby?
does Pre-natal Matroswimming program consist of?
Matroswimming is a method created by Dr. Patricia
Cirigliano for the preparation of expecting moms.
It has been specially designed within the most favourable
environment that can be imagined: the aquatic environment
(warm, covering up, soft and relaxing).
in the pool, expecting moms will get information on
the different stages of pregnancy, and they will learn
to control breathing and to extend their lung capacity,
they will have fun by playing while they will be exercising
the muscular groups necessary during delivery. They
will also acquire relaxation techniques that will
contribute to a successful childbirth in the best
way as possible.
are the special features of aquatic preparation?
Matroswiming is far more advantageous than traditional
approaches. The aquatic environment favours relaxation,
stimulates breathing, offers soft and adequate resistance
to exercise specific muscles and creates pleasing
physical and psychological conditions.
you will experience the best delivery and post-delivery
is it said that Pre-natal Matroswimming offers “affective
containment” to the family?
during class-time expecting moms can express their
typical anxiety, fear and fantasies. In addition,
professional containment transforms each class into
a desired meeting to share.
there any Post-natal guide?
the classes, physical and psychological preparation
is as important as initial interaction between mother-child
and mother-father-child and the prompt recovery of
physical condition that benefits the couple interrelation.
must be taken into account that maternal activity
has a continuum with baby’s aquatic initiation
during the first weeks after childbirth. (See Matroswimming
may I start?
the previous authorization of the obstetrician who
supervises the pregnant mother, she can start as from
the 12th. week of pregnancy. The sooner she begins,
the more notorious the effects will be on breathing
capacity, concentration ability and voluntary relaxation.
pregnancy develops, Pre-natal Matroswimming brings
about better rest possibility through posture improvement,
unnecessary tension elimination and sleep harmonization.
top of this, Pre-natal Matroswimming helps mothers
to get a successful suckling experience and enhances
loving familiar interchange since mothers are accurately
and happily prepared for childbirth.
are the requirements for registration?
order to register only the following will be needed:
a certificate issued by the supervising obstetrician
stating the number of weeks of pregnancy, if the pregnancy
has developed normally, and special instructions or
prohibitions, if any. It must expressly authorize
the expecting mom to start Matroswimming.
are ready to assist you!
at the First Argentine Swim School for Babies doctor’s
office the routine exams will be performed to use
the facilities. These exams are done once a month.
are pool water and the facilities safe?
design, construction and equipment have been provided
according to safety and comfort hygienic standards
and criteria in order to meet parents´ and babies´
we observe a strict hygiene and bleach is used in
every room: reception, changing room, toilettes, shower
room, pool and hair-drying room.
temperature is the accurate one both within and outside
pool area and pool water is constantly filtered. Bacteriologic
analyses are performed on a weekly basis insuring
water purity by using only first-class products.
families attending classes at our School commit themselves
to comply with the Rules in order to guaranty the
best care of the facilities that will be used by them.
when can I attend classes?
obstetrician will establish the date. In most cases,
expecting moms attend classes until the last week
does Pre-natal Matroswimming improve Post-delivery period?
feminine organism goes through a true revolution since
the moment of conception. Afterwards, childbirth will
produce a new hormonal and psycho-physic revolution.
and body will be subject to constant changes. Each
instant will be different for the baby and the mother.
By working during pregnancy in order to cope with
such changes physically and psychologically, expecting
moms are building future interchanges with their babies
and their husbands, while paving the way to proper
uterus that widened in order to offer a suitable enclosure
for the baby’s development will return to its
usual size. Breathing and muscular contraction-relaxation
capacity will help to maximize blood circulation in
order to burn overweight and enrich suckling on which
the baby depends.
movements will make you look more beautiful after
the hard work you have done during previous months.
Before having the baby in your arms you will have
learnt how to handle and hold it and how to receive
being well prepared you will sleep and wake up better.
You must bear in mind that by resting properly you
calm down the baby. Additionally, interchange with
your husband will improve and your high self-esteem
will benefit your family.
information may be found at:
Pre-natal Matroswimming method has been created with
the purpose to help in achieving a happy pregnancy
and a happier post-natal period. Remain assured that
by getting properly prepared you are already a good
mom and dad.
else can a baby ask for?
may we come back to School with our baby?
the prior authorization by the pediatrician, once
the umbilical chord has been lost, your baby can start
together with you and in its father’s arms.
information on this initiation in Initiation
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