UK Chief Medical Officers issue advice for health professionals on physical exercise during pregnancy

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The UK’s Chief Medical Officers (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) have jointly released new advice on physical exercise for expectant mothers— believed to be the first of its kind in the world.

The recommendations, issued in the form of an infographic, aim to reduce issues such as obesity, diabetes and other health concerns during pregnancy. The latest evidence suggests pregnant women should carry out around 150 minutes of ‘moderate intensity’ activity every week.

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