New Mums and Young Families

The more time spent being physically active, the greater the health benefits.

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.

Physical activity in early years (children under 5) helps to build relationships and  social skills, it helps to maintain health and weight whilst developing muscles and bones. Taking part in physical activity contributes to brain development and learning whilst encouraging movement and co-ordination and improving sleep.
Children should aim for at least 180 minutes per day of physical activity including jumping, climbing, skipping, throwing, catching, dancing, playing and riding a bike. EVERY MOVEMENT COUNTS!

Mum and Baby You Tube Playlist

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Ante and Post Natal Class Timetable

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not currently running any in person classes.  We hope to be back with you soon but in the meantime please check out our Start Well Facebook Group for information on how to access live online sessions.

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Learning Through Play - Activities for under 5s

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not currently running any in person classes.  We hope to be back with you soon but in the meantime please check out our Start Well Facebook Group for information on how to access live online sessions.

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Start Well BwD - Facebook Group

During the COVID-19 retrictions, re:fresh would like to take the opportunity to create a parenting network for all our members…past, present and future. Live online classes, chat, local info, product reviews, recipes, parenting news and info, trusted advice and support. When we can’t get together at a session we still want to provide a place for you to support each other.

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Early Years You Tube Playlist

For more videos on our Early Years playlist click here.

FURTHER SUPPORT

For personalised support, information, motivation or guidance to look after your emotional and physical health call The Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037 or email wellbeing@blackburn.gov.uk

Phone lines are open 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday

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