Stay Active New Mums and Mums to Be

Being active during pregnancy and motherhood doesn’t need to be complicated. It could be as simple as going for a walk, or following an antenatal yoga video in your living room. Every activity counts, and it’s about finding what works for you

If you’re pregnant, the Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO’s) advice is to start gradually if you weren’t active prior to pregnancy, and if you were then to keep going but listen to your body and adapt.

Staying active during pregnancy helps with mood, sleep and reduces the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and weight gain.

Once baby is here and your busy and often tired, being active may seem like the last thing you want to do.  But regular activity can relax you, keep you fit and help you feel more energetic.

It can also help your body recover after childbirth and may help prevent postnatal depression.

Pregnancy Exercises - Mother & Baby

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