General pre-exercise guidelines for pregnant exercisers:

  • Discuss exercise plans with GP or midwife

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows effective heat loss

  • Wear appropriate supportive footwear to reduce musculo-skeletal stresses

  • Listen to your body and use common sense

  • Do not exercise if you feel unwell or have a fever

  • Stop exercising if you have a pain or any other potentially  untoward signs

  • Wear a supportive bra and a maternal support belt if required.

  • Maintain adequate carbohydrate levels

  • Keep hydrated

  • DO NOT EXERCISE TO EXHAUSTION slow down when needed.

  • Report any unusual discomfort or symptoms


It is vital to screen women for the suitability to take part in any Boogie Bumps classes. This is to ensure the safety of you and your baby. After your initial screening, you must inform the instructor of any changes to the progress and health of your pregnancy.

When arriving to your first class please arrive 15 minutes early to complete health forms and to give you time to discuss any issues or concerns before the start of class.


If you have any symptoms in some cases participation of classes may still be possible with written consent from your midwife or GP, this will be discussed with you if it applies to you.

If any of the following apply to you please contact your GP and/or Midwife to discuss this before you come as you may not be able to participate in Boogie Bumps classes:

  • Haemodynamically significant heart disease

  • Restrictive lung disease

  • Incompetent cervix

  • Multiple gestation

  • Persistent second or third trimester bleeding

  • Placenta praevia after 26 weeks gestation

  • Ruptured membranes

  • Pregnancy-induced hypertension

  • Severe anaemia

  • Unevaluated maternal cardiac arrhythmia

  • Chronic bronchitis

  • Poorly controlled type 1 diabetes

  • Morbidly obese (BMI > 40)

  • Extremely underweight (BMI < 12)

  • History of extremely sedentary lifestyle

  • Intrauterine growth restriction in current pregnancy

  • Poorly controlled hypertension/ pre-eclampsia

  • Orthopaedic limitations

  • Poorly controlled seizure disorder

  • Poorly controlled hyperthyroidism

  • Heavy smoker

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