Clinical update

Physical activity for pregnant women

The UK’s chief medical officers have released new advice on physical actitvity for pregnant women.
Pregnant exercise

The UK’s chief medical officers have released new advice on physical activity for pregnant women

Essential facts

The UK’s chief medical officers (CMOs) have released new advice on physical exercise for pregnant women in the form of an infographic. It is aimed at providing midwives, nurses, GPs, obstetricians and gynaecologists, as well as the leisure sector, with the latest evidence on physical activity during pregnancy.

The new recommendations aim to reduce issues such as obesity, diabetes and other health concerns during pregnancy.

What’s new?

The new advice was compiled by the CMO expert committee for physical activity and pregnancy, which included midwives, obstetricians, exercise physiologists, GPs, public health consultants and sports medicine experts.

The latest evidence suggests pregnant women should aim to do about 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity every week.

The CMO information

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