A new campaign entitled ‘Active Mums Start With You’ has been launched to help equip healthcare professionals with the resources they need to speak about physical activity with pregnant women and new mums.
It encourages GPs, midwives and health visitors to proactively talk to and advise pregnant women and new mothers about activity and provide advice if they’re unsure of what to do.
This initiative comes in the wake of a survey which showed that 64% of pregnant women or women with children under one-year experienced nervousness or anxiety related to physical activity.
Source: Sport England
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