Funding for Hull mums fitness

Published: Wednesday 3rd June 2015 by The News Editor

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Inactivity among pregnant women and new mums is to be combatted by a new fitness programme in Hull.

It is hoped the health of over 3,000 women will be improved thanks to almost £380,000 worth of funding from Sport England and Hull City Council.

The Us Mums and Us Mums To Be fitness sessions will be run at community centres and other venues across the city over the next three years.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s head of midwifery, Janet Cairns, says the “innovative” scheme will help boost the health of women and their families by bringing about positive behaviour changes.

And the council’s portfolio holder for culture and leisure, Councillor Terry Geraghty, says he believes the pioneering programme will help dispel the continuing belief among some that exercising while pregnant can be dangerous.

He says while staying fit can help during labour, adopting healthy habits during pregnancy will also bring life-long benefits to both women and their babies.

A pilot scheme is already up and running with the full programme now set to be rolled out across Hull in September.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Wednesday 3rd June 2015 by The News Editor

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