Keeping active during and after pregnancy is a public health priority due to its many physical and mental health benefits. This means women should be encouraged and supported to keep active if medically safe to do so.
Gráinne is passionate about increasing awareness and understanding for the safety of exercise during this special time in a woman’s life so that they can be empowered to continue leading an active lifestyle. This in turn has many positive effects for the baby and other children in the family. Gráinne has created an e-book on returning to exercise postpartum which can be purchased here.
There’s so much pregnant women can do, so check out this video for inspiration and insight – all the advice is based on the Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) Guidelines.
There’s so much new mums can do, so check out this video for inspiration and insight – all the advice is based on the Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) Guidelines.
Awareness and understanding for the importance of optimal postnatal recovery in the prevention and management of musculoskeletal pain, stress urinary incontinence, and abdominal separation is increasing.
This proposed guideline for medical, health and fitness professionals managing this population is available to download for FREE.
Return to running is not advisable prior to 3 months postnatal or beyond this if any symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction are identified prior to, or after attempting, return to running.
Download our quick reference guide of low impact excercise progression that we recommend for postnatal runners to get you back doing the sport you love.
Little is known about how to rehabilitate women following childbirth and what factors influence return to running and running-related urinary incontinence. So, we decided to explore this in our recent study