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Active Pregnancy Foundation

Supporting women to stay active throughout pregnancy and beyond,
by providing expertise & advice, changing culture & challenging policy
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What's New

Read our new report!


MOMentum Lost highlights that pregnancy in itself is a barrier to women’s engagement in physical activities during the childbearing years. It reveals significant barriers and critical insights into the challenges faced by women in maintaining an active lifestyle.

This report serves as a call to arms for all those who support women during the transition to motherhood.

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About Us

Set up during the first lockdown in 2020,

The Active Pregnancy Foundation are a

registered charity dedicated to breaking down barriers to engagement with physical activity during the preconception, pregnancy and the postnatal life stages.

What We Do

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Be Inspired

Active Women

We've invited women to share their experiences of 'active pregnancies', and you'll see their journeys haven't always been easy.


We acknowledge it's still difficult for many women to be active in a way that's right for them - especially those who have experienced IVF, miscarriage or baby loss. 


We want to helping encourage a culture where being active is seen as a positive experience, whatever your circumstances.

So, if you have a story to share we'd love to hear it.

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This Mum Moves TM

This Mum Moves is a co-produced CPD endorsed educational programme for professionals comprising training and resources to equip them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to discuss physical activity during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Find out more, and book onto a This Mum Moves Ambassador Workshop.

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Meet The Team


Dr Marlize De Vivo



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Sally Kettle



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Dr Medbh Hillyard

Researcher &

Lead Volunteer

Sarah Thorne

Sarah Thorne

Specialist Pelvic Health Physio & Lead Volunteer

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How you can get involved

Make A Donation

Support Our Work

Help us to change the health of the nation one mum-to-be at a time!

Your donation will enable us to tackle the health inequalities faced by women and their babies.

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About The APF

Supporting women to stay active throughout pregnancy and beyond, by providing expertise & advice, changing culture & challenging policy.


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PLEASE NOTE - Where referring to 'women' and 'mothers', this should be taken to include people who do not identify as female but who are pregnant.

Similarly, where the term 'parents' is used, this should be taken to include anyone who has main responsibility for caring for a baby.

Copyright - 2023 by The Active Pregnancy Foundation

Registered Charity Number - 1190780

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