At Sport in mind, we know that being pregnant and having a baby is a huge transition in life- one that, unsurprisingly, makes being active even more of a challenge for many. 

Being active before, during pregnancy and beyond brings with it  host of mental and physical benefits, including a reduction in depression, improved emotional wellbeing and helps to reduce worry.

The Active Pregnancy Foundation has a range of tools to help re-assure you and guide you as to what is personally safe for you. The Get Active Questionnaire For Pregnancy | The APF  Pre-screening is an important first step in ensuring safe and enjoyable engagement with physical activities and to help the majority of healthy pregnant women overcome any concerns they might have about getting or staying active

Perinatal mental health is SO important as around 1 in 5 women will experience mental health problems during or after pregnancy

We have created an information hub below which provides a range of resources and guidance to support women during the pre-natal and post-natal period, as well as healthcare professional such as midwives. 

Information advice and guidance

Being active during pregnancy has many physical and mental health benefits and is generally safe for most women. But knowing whether it is safe for YOU personally, still leaves many women confused and even scared. 

The Active Pregnancy Foundation has a range of tools to help re-assure you and guide you as to what is personally safe for you

The Active Pregnancy Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to breaking down barriers to engagement with physical activity during preconception, pregnancy and postnatal life stages. Their vision is to create a society where women are empowered to be physically active throughout their childbearing years in a way that works for them. They provide expertise, advice, and support a change in culture and challenge policy

The Active Pregnancy Foundation 'Find Your Active' guide provides tips and advice for specific activities in pregnancy and the post- natal period

The This Mum Moves video library provides a selection of pre and post natal exercise videos that you can safely follow at home

You can find out more about the sessions we offer to support  mental wellbeing during pregnancy here

For more information or questions please contact:

Cathy Carr; [email protected] (Maternity Mental Health Manager)