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 activity. If 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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