Why Should I Exercise?

WEPP is here to support you throughout your pregnancy and after you have had your baby with safe and effective exercise videos. There are a range of videos to choose from including Pilates, Yoga, General Exercise and Gym Ball.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) recommend 150 minutes exercise a week for health benefits. If it is a more realistic target for you there is also research which suggests you aim for 10,000 steps a day to maintain good daily activity levels. We are of the philosophy that any exercise is beneficial and the amount you can realistically manage may change through your pregnancy journey. Please watch our Spotlight On Breaking Down the Barriers to Exercise if you would like some practical advice and tips on how to achieve this.

It is important that you protect the health and safety of yourself and your baby. You should therefore self-screen to ensure you are medically fit to exercise.

We have designed a monthly exercise diary which you can use to track your exercise sessions and/or steps. You may choose to insert this in the back of your antenatal notes or create your own folder to store them and track your progress.

Approximately 20% of women will suffer from pelvic girdle pain (PGP) in pregnancy. We have developed specific information resources which can be found in our video archive which will cover everything you need to know about PGP as well as an exercise video with specifically selected exercises to help with your PGP.

You are unlikely to have come this far in your pregnancy journey without having heard about Pelvic Floor Exercises. Watch our short video for a recap about these muscles and how to do your pelvic floor exercises correctly. If you can include Pelvic Floor Exercises into your daily routine you will reduce the risk of any bladder or bowel leakage during your pregnancy and after you have had your baby, including when you exercise.

Share Your Journey

We hope you enjoy your exercise journey with us. Please email us to let us know how you are getting on

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