A pilot focused on postnatal fitness for the past three years is set to expand after its unprecedented success. This Mum Moves was launched by ukactive in collaboration with National Lottery funding and Sport England to deliver training to healthcare professionals across the country.
The aim of the project was to offer services as widely as possible. This Mum Moves worked with NHS trusts in Sheffield, Sunderland, Plymouth, Cambridge, and Bexley, delivering training to more than 400 healthcare professionals.
An independent evaluator found that more than 80% of healthcare professionals felt confident about discussing activity with women after pregnancy, whilst 85% were ‘committed’ or ‘highly committed’ to using what they had learnt in the training for postnatal care.
The project will be taken forward by the Active Pregnancy Foundation and the Institute of Health Visiting now that a sustainable model has been established by the pilot.
Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, said:
“We want to ensure every pregnant woman and new mum has access to support about being active during this time, so it’s great to know This Mum Moves is helping healthcare and fitness professionals to deliver it.”
To find out more about the pilot, see here.