Advice & Exercise before & after Pregnancy

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.

Active Pregnancy Foundation – Pregnancy CMO Guidelines

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.

Active Pregnancy Foundation – Postnatal 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.

Examples of Excercise Progression in the Postnatal Runner

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.

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Multidisciplinary, biopsychosocial factors contributing to return to running and running related stress urinary incontinence in postpartum women

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

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Reframing return-to-sport postpartum: the 6 Rs framework (downloadable infographic)

Infographic overview of our editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine 2021 e-print online. See full publication here.


Returning to Running Postnatal 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.

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Let’s talk about incontinence – expert bladder and bowel advice by women for women

Urology news publication aiming to broaden awareness of continence treatments among women in the community!


Free to access online

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