Exercise in Pregnancy and New Motherhood

Understanding the evidence on exercise during pregnancy and postnatal periods Running from
Last event: Thursday 18 November 2021 at 11am
  • Free (booking required)
    This event will be to a FULL audience
    Unreserved seating
  • Garret Theatre

Join Chester based author, speaker and health physiologist, Dr. Rehana Jawadwala as she dives deep into the benefits of maternal physical activity. See how being active during the most pivotal time in your life can benefit you and your baby for years to come.

Rehana’s book Why Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Matter is book number 19 from the universally acclaimed Why It Matters Series published by Pinter & Martin, now widely regarded as the go-to evidence based resource for all parents. Gathering the current research evidence she presents in her book, Rehana will bring pregnancy and postnatal exercise to life in a 90-minute interactive, story packed, science backed workshop for all parents-to-be and people considering becoming parents.

If you wish to protect your unborn child from lifestyle diseases such as type-2 diabetes and hypertension later in life then this workshop is a must.

What you will learn – 

This workshop will equip you with the knowledge in:
• What exercises are safe during pregnancy.
• How being active during pregnancy has benefits that pass on to your future generations.
• What are the health risks of being sedentary during pregnancy and early motherhood.
• What research says about breastfeeding and exercise.
• How to weave physical activity into your life without making it into another chore.

Rehana will bust well-entrenched myths such as:
• “Take it easy” in the first trimester due to risk of miscarriage.
• High intensity exercise will rob the baby of vital nutrients.

In this interactive workshop Rehana will show you:
• Simple ways to keep a good posture throughout your pregnancy and help your aches and pains to vanish.
• 30-sec exercises that will help you and your baby reap great health benefits without regimented routines.
• Tips on weight management and having loads of energy in the postnatal period.

You will hear inspirational and relatable real life stories and there will be plenty of time to ask your questions relating to physical activity and nutrition in a relaxed and informal environment. Rehana has a reputation for creating a very informal and approachable space in her workshops, allowing you to feel safe and respected in sharing your own views and journey. So come along and ask all your questions you could never ask google.

Time details

60 mins followed by Q&A

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