Links to recommended resources for professionals
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.
A report from the Chief Medical Officers in the UK on the amount and type of physical activity people should be doing to improve their health.
This Mum Moves was 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.
The APF now lead the initiative and we are working alongside the Institute of Health Visiting to deliver CPD accredited professional training,
as well as continuing to inspire and empower mums and mums-to-be.
Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and 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.
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...
WHO's primary role is to direct international health within the
United Nations' system and to lead partners in global health responses.
The aim of this guidance is to advise how to best support an Athlete’s pregnancy fairly and appropriately, providing recommendations to support an Athlete during their pregnancy, and for when they return to training and competition post-childbirth.
The #ReadyforPregnancy and #ReadyforParenthood campaigns are a collaboration of local maternity systems from across the South East region, working 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.
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
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.