Active at Home   

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When deciding which activity you may like to try, it is important to consider your current activity level.  Guidance provided by the UK Chief Medical Officers advises pregnant women who are already active to keep going but to listen to their bodies and adapt, while women who are new to activity should start gradually. Postnatal women, depending on birth experience and the outcome of the 6 – 8 week postnatal check, may resume or start activity gradually and build up intensity slowly over a minimum period of 3 months.

To help you find suitable activities to try at home we have stated if an activity may be considered low, moderate or vigorous intensity, and if it is recommended for women who are already active or new to activityIf you have any questions about whether a particular activity is safe for you, and/or you suffer discomfort while taking part, please get in touch with your healthcare professional before continuing with the activity.

 

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General Fitness

Bump and Beyond by Vicky Warr

Some general pregnancy workouts from experienced instructor Vicky Warr

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Circuit workouts by trimester from athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jane Wake

A combination of workouts for pregnant women from experienced instructor Jane Wake

BodyFit by Amy

Workouts for pregnant women from American instructor BodyFit by Amy

Strength

Bump and Beyond by Vicky Warr

Strength workouts suitable for ante and postnatal women from Bump and Beyond by Vicky Warr

BodyFit by Amy

Antenatal strengthening workouts from American instructor BodyFit by Amy

Yoga & Pilates

Low intensity yoga workout for pregnant women and new mums reviewed by the NHS

Jane Wake

Pilates workouts for pregnant women