Let’s Get Our Mums Active
Being active during pregnancy and beyond brings with it a host of physical and mental benefits, including a reduction in hypertensive disorders, lower gestational weight gain, a reduction in the risk of developing gestational diabetes, and a reduction in depression, improved emotional wellbeing and a quicker return to pre-pregnancy weight in the postpartum period.
However, many healthcare professionals don’t regularly have conversations about physical activity with this population group.
In response, Moving Medicine, This Girl Can and The Active Pregnancy Foundation have teamed up to provide a suite of the most useful training and resources, based on feedback from GPs, midwives and health visitors, to arm healthcare professionals such as yourself with the knowledge and confidence to proactively hold these conversations. Active mums start with you.
Awareness and update of the current national physical activity guidelines for women during pregnancy and after childbirth (up to 12 months)
1 hour webinar for healthcare professionals from The Active Pregnancy Foundation and the Institute of Health Visiting covering current guidance, resources, opportunities to support your practice, and a Q&A. Thursday, 9 December 2021, 3-4pm
Training programme for health and fitness professionals to improve knowledge, skills, and confidence in promoting physical activity during pregnancy and beyond. Find out more and register your interest.
The Active Conversations online course is a motivational interviewing course designed to help healthcare professionals learn how to have behaviour change conversations in the context of physical activity.
Information and resources for healthcare professionals
Please register with the This Girl Can supporters hub to access
Information and Resources to give to women
These resources are packed with advice to support engagement in various forms of popular activity (such as resistance training, running and dance) throughout pregnancy and beyond. They were developed in collaboration with experts, in line with the CMO’s guidelines. Whilst they are public-facing, they also serve as useful tools for healthcare professionals.
Designed to bring the CMO’s guidelines to life, these videos are public-facing and can also be useful for healthcare professionals & can be embedded on their websites
Where to signpost women
Useful social media resources