Here are some some useful resources and reputable organisations to support you.
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Ask your healthcare professional about the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity
You may wish download them and take them along to your appointment. Many GPs and midwives have not seen the new guidelines, and it will give you an opportunity to discuss them.
For Pregnant Women
For Postnatal Women
We've worked with Dr Claire Spearing to produce two short
videographics based on the United Kingdom's Chief Medical Officers'
guidelines, designed specifically for pregnant and postnatal women.
We'd love you to share them. If you are interested in hosting these
on your website or perhaps even displaying them in your waiting rooms,
please drop us an email to request.
We can also keep you informed if and when we update them.
This Mum Moves is an initiative developed by ukactive in collaboration with a range of expert partners passionate about empowering pregnant and postnatal women to lead healthy and active lives.
British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) is a multi-media portal that provides original research, reviews and debate relating to clinically-relevant aspects of sport and exercise medicine, including physiotherapy, physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Exercise and pregnancy in recreational and elite athletes:
2016 evidence summary from the IOC expert group meeting, Lausanne...
Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed and, as a result, inspire our nation to become more active.
The #ReadyforPregnancy and #ReadyforParenthood campaigns is a unique collaboration of local maternity systems from across the South East region.
They work with the shared objective to raise awareness of how women’s health when they get pregnant affects them and their baby not only throughout their pregnancy, but also at birth.
Ready for Pregnancy
The link takes you to the 'English' language version of the booklet. Other languages are available HERE
Ready for Parenthood
In collaboration with Happy Parents. Happy Baby., we've produced a
FREE to download leaflet packed with Tops Tips to support you
if you choose to be active during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SheRACES was founded by Sophie Power, an ultrarunner, mum of 3, Women in Sport trustee and APF ambassador. The campaign aims to get women onto the start line by supporting race directors to make their events as accessible and inclusive as possible – holding the female competition in equal regard.
WHO's primary role is to direct international health within the
United Nations' system and to lead partners in global health responses.
e-Learning for Healthcare deliver a range of programmes
developed in collaboration with organisations including Royal Colleges, Department of Health & Social Care, NHS England and
NHS Improvement and Public Health England
Anyone can sign up for the following e-learning modules
Sport and physical activity for people with mental health problems; a tookit for the sports sector
Mind has developed a toolkit to help make your services more accessible to people with mental health problems.
NICE's role is to improve the outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services.
Guidance on the following topics
British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES)
The BASES Expert Statement on Pregnant and Postnatal Athletes,
produced on behalf of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences by Dr Marlize De Vivo, Dr Lou Atkinson, Gráinne Donnelly, Prof Kirsty Elliot-Sale, Chloe Hillyar, Sarah Rand, Dr Claire-Marie Roberts and The Active Pregnancy Foundation.
The Statement highlights current guidelines, areas where further evidence and consensus is needed, and the multi-disciplinary approach necessary to effectively support athletes with their health, training, and performance goals during and after pregnancy.