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At Active Lincolnshire we are committed to helping women to enjoy the benefits of being physically active during pregnancy and beyond. Our pre and post-natal programme of work is designed to give healthcare professionals in maternity services the awareness and confidence they need to promote the benefits of physical activity both during and after pregnancy. Discover resources to help you support pre and postnatal women to be active below.
Discover the training and resources part of the Active Mums Campaign from Moving Medicine.
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.
Training programme for health and fitness professionals to improve knowledge, skills, and confidence in promoting physical activity during pregnancy and beyond.
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.
The Active Pregnancy Foundation support women to stay active throughout pregnancy and beyond, by providing expertise & advice, changing culture & challenging policy.
They also have a series of helpful resources that you can use when having conversations with expectant mothers about being active during pregnancy.
Check out their activity-based resources packed with advice and top tips to support pre-natal patients on their active journey through pregnancy and beyond.
To better understand awareness of key guidance, perceptions of pre- and post-natal physical activity and barriers to engagement, Active Lincolnshire commissioned Social Change UK to conduct Behavioural Insight research with four key audience groups. follow the link to read the report.
The CMO offers guidance on how active we should be. The guidance for pregnant women and new mums is summarised in a helpful infographic. Watch the videos below from Active Pregnancy Foundation for greater insight.
Watch these videos from Active Pregnancy Foundation to understand more about the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines.