Health & Fitness Professionals
In June 2017 the first national guidelines on physical activity during pregnancy were published – these were then updated in 2019. The first national guidelines on physical activity following childbirth were published in 2019.
The infographic, below was designed to support healthcare professionals,
but it is also the basis of the advice provided by The Active Pregnancy Foundation.
As a Health & Fitness Profession it is useful to be aware of the guidelines, especially if or when you're approached by a woman who needs advice and support on how to be active.
If you'd like to see the full range of infographics for physical activity guidelines,
you can download them HERE
In July 2019, CIMSPA published the CIMSPA Professional Standard: Population Specialism:
Working with Antenatal and Postnatal Clients
The document covers the essential knowledge and skills needed to work with pre and post natal women.
You can download the document on their website HERE
Returning to Running
Are you keen to support postnatal women who wish to return to running?
The following infographics were published in March 2019 and are an excellent resource for health & fitness professionals.
If you need more info, please download the guideline.
E-Learning for Healthcare
It is now possible to access the 'Pregnancy and Postnatal Period: Being Active'
e-learning module on the E-Learning for Healthcare website.
The session discusses being active throughout pregnancy and after childbirth (birth to 12 months)
by raising awareness of the current national physical activity guidelines and thereby empowering
pregnant women and new mothers to make informed choices about physical activity throughout motherhood.
You can register with the site and gain access to the module HERE