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Being active

Pregnancy & movement

There are lots of benefits to being active for your mind and body and it doesn't have to involve going to the gym or expensive equipment. 


You may be unsure about which physical activities are safe. The good news is there are plenty of trustworthy resources available to help you make the right choices and to stay healthy. Continue reading and follow the links below to find out more.


It is important to check with your midwife or GP if you are already pregnant and thinking of starting a new activity.  

Fitness Friends
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Every move counts

Let's Move Lincolnshire is here to help you get active in a way that works for you.

Take a look at their Activity Finder

Being active before pregnancy

If you're new to being active or haven't been active for a while then now is a great time to start.  You can start with just ten minutes a day and build up from there.  It is recommended for adults to do 150+ minutes of activity a week.

Being active before pregnancy

Being active during pregnancy

Keep up your normal daily physical activity or exercise (such as running, swimming or even walking) for as long as you feel comfortable. Please check with your midwife or GP if you are unsure about exercising in pregnancy.

The Active Pregnancy Foundation newsletter has some fantastic advice for being pregnant and active

Why be active during pregnancy

Is it safe for me and my baby?

What activities can I do?

Are there activities I should avoid?

When is it not safe for me to be active during pregnancy?

Being active after pregnancy

We understand that as a busy mum, doing set physical activities may not be the first thing on your mind.  You are not alone in how your feel, however, even the simplest of actions to get moving again can help you in many ways.

Kim & Scarlett

Meet Kim and adorable baby Scarlett.  Listen to Kim talk about her experience of returning to activity after a caesarean section and how doing a little bit of activity each day helped her to get out and moving again.

When can I start being more active after birth?

Is it good for me to be active after giving birth?

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