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Being physically active

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.


It is recommended that pregnant and postnatal women check and adhere to UK Government advice and guidance on social distancing.
Please note this website and its resources were created before the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, therefore some of the suggested ways of being active, e.g. being active with others, may not be currently advisable.

Please follow the Government advice on social distancing and local restrictions .